If you have a tooth that is broken or damaged by decay, a dental crown may be a good solution to restore it. While your Huntsville dentist can use a dental filling to restore a small area of tooth decay, a crown is designed for more extensive repair. A crown replaces your entire tooth structure while still protecting the integrity of your root.
The truth is if you don't treat a compromised tooth, you may put yourself at risk of sustaining further damage or at risk of decay moving into the root of your tooth and causing a painful infection. An infected tooth requires both a root canal to eliminate the diseased tissue and a dental crown to strengthen it.
The Advantages of Dental Crowns
Even though dental crowns are a bit more extensive than fillings, they still help preserve your natural tooth structure, which is always our goal. Dr. King may recommend a tooth crown in Huntsville for these types of situations:
- A broken or fractured tooth
- As a single tooth restoration for a dental implant
- A severely decayed tooth
- To rebuild a tooth after root canal treatment
- To replace an old restoration that is too large for a filling to repair
A dental crown made of ceramic porcelain is designed to mimic your natural tooth in shape and shade closely, so it blends seamlessly with your smile. Porcelain is durable, so you'll enjoy all the function you had before your tooth became compromised.
How Long Does It Take to Get My Crown in Huntsville?
Dr. King utilizes CEREC technology, so in most cases, we can complete a dental crown during one appointment in about 90 minutes. CEREC uses 3-D technology, which scans your tooth's image to the machine located in our Huntsville dental office, which mills your crown. CEREC makes high-quality, aesthetically pleasing restorations that you can rely on for years to come.
If you have questions about dental crowns or want to schedule your next appointment, contact King Dental today at (256) 880-1884.