Why Do I Need a Crown Instead of a Filling?
Has your Dental Arts dentist recently recommended a dental crown as a restoration for your smile? Maybe you are wondering why you need a crown versus a normal filling. If this is the case, then continue reading to learn why you might need a crown instead of a filling.
What is a dental crown?
Dental crowns are made of porcelain to closely match the appearance and feel of your tooth’s enamel. It lasts several years and allows you the comfort to easily chew, eat, and speak. Dental crowns are used for patients with large decay, to replace a filling, to strengthen a tooth that has recently had root canal therapy, or a tooth with a fracture or crack.
What is the process of getting a crown?
Getting a dental crown from your local dentist will typically take two or three visits to our dental clinic. Your dentist will first provide you with a temporary crown to wear. This needs to be worn while your customized dental crown is being made. Once it is complete, you will need to return to our clinic for your dentist to place the permanent restoration in its resting place. Finally, your dentist will make any needed changes or improvements to the final dental crown.
What if I don’t complete my crown right away?
It is important to get your restoration done right away. This will eliminate the possibility of further damaging your teeth or needing any more restorations or procedures. It can even cause an infection if the decay reaches the nerve of your tooth. If you are in need of a dental crown, then please contact our clinic today to set up an appointment with one of our dentists.