Do You Need a Dental Crown?

General & Cosmetic Dentists Serving Omaha, Bellevue, Lincoln and Nearby Nebraska

Posted: April 26, 2018
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If you live in or near Omaha, and your smile is making you feel like anything less than royalty, a dental crown may be the solution.

Let’s face it: Teeth work hard and subsequently suffer from wear and tear that can damage your smile as well as your ability to comfortably eat, speak or interact with your loved ones.

But you’re not alone. Most people struggle to maintain the health and aesthetics of their smile.

Studies have shown that the majority of Americans struggle with the tooth decay that can contribute to damaged or missing teeth. Add sports injuries, craniofacial accidents and illness to the mix, and the result is that many people in and around Omaha and nationwide find themselves in need of a dental crown (or a crown repair) at one time or another.

A dental crown can effectively treat:

  • Chipped Teeth
  • Damaged Teeth
  • Missing Teeth
  • Teeth Gaps
  • Misaligned Teeth
  • Dental Occlusion

Dental crowns, which are sometimes called ‘caps,’ are among the most common cosmetic dentistry procedures, according to the American College of Prosthodontists, and roughly 2.3 million crowns are placed each year. Crowns can treat both medical and aesthetic dental issues.

The Benefits of a Dental Crown

Unlike dentures, which are removed and require special care, your dentist will permanently affix a crown to your existing teeth, or to an implant when a tooth has been removed.

Today’s crowns are made to match your natural tooth color, and in most cases require only a single visit.

Porcelain crowns like those placed by The Dentists of Omaha are especially versatile and durable. They have the benefits of repairing damage as well as protecting teeth from additional harm.

Crowns also can be used in conjunction with other treatments such as dental bridges or implants, in order to plan the best possible treatment for you.

Here are just three reasons that our patients love dental crowns:

Dental crowns look natural. Porcelain is considered the closest material to your tooth’s natural enamel. While you can be sure that people notice damaged teeth, no one will spot your dental crown once it has been placed, regardless of whether your crown is placed at the front or the back of your mouth.

Dental crowns feel natural. Your crown will be sculpted to match the pallor and shape of your other teeth. Your dentist also will test your bite and alignment initially after your dental crown is placed to ensure that talking and chewing are as comfortable and natural for you as they were before your teeth were damaged.

Dental crowns are convenient. This is a quick, easy treatment with very little discomfort. Most often, it only takes a single visit for you to repair a dental health or aesthetic problem with a dental crown.

Don’t spend another day living with the discomfort of a damaged smile. Call or email The Dentists of Omaha today for your dental crown appointment.