After careful consideration of the latest CDC and government recommendations, we have made the difficult decision to close our office for all patients with general dental needs until Monday, March 30th, 2020; however, we will open for emergency patients on an as-needed basis. Alpharetta Creek Restorative Dentistry is committed to flatten the curve and slow progression of this illness in our community. We have enforced extra measures to ensure our office is a safe environment and we are proud of our daily infection control, but we also recognize the importance of practicing social distance and reducing public exposure. 

During this time, we remain committed to serving your dental needs. Our office is scheduled to open on Monday, April 6th, 2020, but should anything change with our schedule, our staff will keep you updated. Stay well and help those around you who are in need!  Dr. Kai, Dr. Obeid, and staff

Alpharetta Creek Restorative Dentistry

Do You Need a Crown or a Filling? 3 Things to Know before You Decide

February 6, 2019
Posted By: Alpharetta Creek Restorative Dentistry
Dental Crowns | Alpharetta Creek Restorative Dentistry

Dental crowns and fillings are both indispensable restorations that strengthen a damaged tooth by restoring its structure. But how do you know which is the right choice for you?

Fillings are perfect in instances when the damage to a tooth has not compromised its overall integrity. Your dentist typically recommends dental crowns in Alpharetta in the following cases:

1. The Tooth is Cracked

A cracked tooth requires a dental crown because, without its protection, the tooth can break irreparably or fracture beneath the gum line. If this occurs, your dentist needs to extract the tooth and replace it with a dental implant or other prosthetic. A crown will strengthen the tooth and protect it from further breakage.

2. A Filling Takes Up More Than 2/3 of the Tooth

A very large filling is prone to fracturing and can cause your tooth to break. If your tooth is damaged or decayed to the extent that a filling would take up a significant part of the tooth, your dentist would recommend a dental crown to protect it.

3. You Have Had a Root Canal

After your dentist cleans out the infected material during a root canal, they seal the tooth and a temporary filling is placed to protect the tooth while it heals. But the temporary filling needs to be replaced with a dental crown because a root canaled tooth gets brittle over time, and a filling isn’t enough to protect its structure.

Contact Us to See if a Crown or Filling is Right for You

Dr. Kai Liang s an experienced dentist who has placed hundreds of high-quality, long-lasting dental crowns for our Alpharetta patients. If you have a problematic tooth and aren’t sure whether a filling or crown is the best choice for you, he would be happy to meet with you to explain the differences between them and why he recommends one over the other.

Please call us to arrange a consultation!

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