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At Creek Dental of Salt Lake City and Layton, our dentists provide a number of restorative procedures, and one we do frequently is place porcelain crowns. Although crowns are made from a variety of materials, porcelain is by far the most popular choice due to the benefits this material offers.

Why Do I Need a Porcelain Crown?

Most patients need crowns because their natural tooth has suffered damage or is in advanced stages of decay. When caught early, a cavity may be repaired by removing the decay and replacing it with a filling. However, sometimes the decay has progressed too far, and too much of the tooth must be removed for a filling to work.

Sometimes a filling that has been in a patient’s mouth for many years falls out. When our dentists attempt to replace it, they may discover more decay, or they may notice that the tooth has cracked. In either of these instances, it is sometimes better to get a crown than to attempt to reconstruct the tooth and hold it together with an inlay or onlay.

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What Is the Process for Getting a Porcelain Crown?

Crowns must be custom constructed for your mouth. Our dentists will take an impression of your tooth and then send it to a laboratory to have the crown made. This process takes 10 days to a week, and our dentists will fit you with a temporary crown to wear during this time.

Once your new crown has arrived, you return to our office for placement. This is usually quick, easy, and painless. Our dentists use a special cement to affix the new crown to your tooth permanently.

What Happens After I Get a Porcelain Crown?

Crowns last many years — sometimes a lifetime, with proper care. If you are a fan of popcorn, nuts, and other hard foods, your crown will take more abuse and may not last as long as if you stayed away from these foods, but it is still safe to eat whatever you want when you have a crown.

It is our dentists’ goal to help ensure your optimal dental health. Oftentimes placing a crown is part of achieving this goal. Crowns are a safe and effective way to replace teeth that may have broken or suffered decay.

If you have a cracked tooth, lost filling, pain, or another dental issue, a crown might be the solution. Call Creek Dental, serving Salt Lake City and Layton, and make an appointment today.



4085 S 2200 W Ste. B
West Valley City, UT 84119

(801) 618-1013


Hunter Park

2792 S 5600 W Suite 200
West Valley City, UT 84120

(801) 969-9669



1148 UT-193
Layton, UT 84040

(801) 383-0147



3798 S 700 E #6
Salt Lake City, UT 84106

(801) 747-8015


Trolley Place

530 E 500 S
Salt Lake City, UT 84102

(801) 747-8018


Union Park

6957 1300 E
Cottonwood Heights, UT 84121

(801) 618-0246

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This was my first time as a patient at Creek Dental and what a beautiful office! The staff was amazing from when you are greeted at the front desk all the way through to X-ray, cleaning, and exam from the doctor. Props to everyone for making my experience at the dentist office a positive one!!

- Rob G.

Creek Dental is great! Great staff and great experience…everyone was knowledgeable, courteous, and very professional. I definitely would recommend Creek Dental. 5/5 – would get teeth cleaned here again

- Marshal L

The staff was amazing! The doctors and hygienist were compassionate, caring and thorough. They helped my daughter when she was feeling anxious and made her feel comfortable. Would 10/10 recommend!

- Ashley B.

They are friendly and they walk through the process with you. I’ve always hated going to the dentist but at this place it is a lot more comforting and a better experience all around. Thank you.

- Tracy C.

I am happy that I could find this dental office. The staff are amazing, the service is great. I took my mom there to get new dentures. Everyone did their job very quickly and professional. Thank you guys! I’d highly recommend to visit this dental office.

- Karine M.