Why do I need a crown instead of a filling?
When your tooth suffers from decay, trauma, or an infection, Omaha dentist Dr. Amber Allen may recommend a dental crown.
You may wonder why a filling is not sufficient for your tooth. This is because more tooth structure has been affected than a filling can repair. Sometimes this is because an older restoration has broken down, or it may be because decay has been allowed to progress into the pulp, or nerve, of your tooth.
Whatever the case may be, a crown is designed to restore your entire tooth structure, which also protects your natural root. A crown will mimic your tooth in both shape and shade, so it naturally complements your smile and isn't noticeable. It will also function like your natural tooth, which means that brushing, flossing, eating, and chewing remain the same as you are used to.
With state-of-the-art milling technology, Dr. Allen is now able to complete a crown during one short appointment at our office! What used to take 2 to 4 weeks to complete is now streamlined into one visit with E4D in-office milling technology. You also won't have to endure the messy or uncomfortable impressions we took in the past.
If you need a crown, it's important not to delay your treatment in order to avoid further damage. Contact our office today to schedule your next appointment.