Why do I need a filling instead of a crown?
If you’re wondering about fillings and crowns in Sarasota, FL, our knowledgeable team is here to help!
Overtime, everyone's teeth experience some level of decay. The treatment that you need will depend on how far the decay has progressed. Fillings can address small cavities, while crowns are often needed for more severe tooth decay. This is part of the reason that your dentist recommends you come in for a cleaning every 6 months- this allows your dentist to address any issues before they progress!
The proper restoration can work wonders to protect and prolong the life of your tooth. In some cases, a tooth-colored dental filling may do the trick, but other times a dental crown is more effective and can actually give your tooth another chance.
A filling is great to seal your tooth and keep out decay and bacteria. We create esthetic tooth-colored fillings that will match your smile, so that no one knows you have a filling. We can even use filling material to make repairs to your teeth, such as filling in chips.
If you sustain damage on a molar, especially if the structure of your tooth is affected by decay or a fracture, a dental crown can provide greater protection because it covers your entire tooth structure from the gumline to the chewing surface. Many patients opt to have porcelain crowns which can be designed to match the appearance of your existing teeth and blend in with your smile.
For high-quality fillings or dental crowns in the Sarasota, FL area, contact our dental office and schedule your next exam! We look forward to providing you with a comfortable and healthy smile.
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