Causes of Tooth Damage
Teeth damaged with enamel due to decay or cavities, or breakage often undergo restorative dentistry. Small defects are usually repaired with small tooth fillings. However, if a large portion of the tooth is damaged, or if tooth breakage occurs then a dental crown may be required to maintain longterm stability of the remaining structure.
Tooth Fillings vs. Dental Crowns
A careful dental examination allows us to assess whether your tooth requires a filling or a dental crown . The presence of additional fractures (whether or not they are symptomatic) will assist the Dentist in determining whether you require a simple filling or a crown. The Dentist will examine your tooth, evaluate any available x-rays and assess the current condition to determine the best course of action.
Dental crowns can be provided as a same-day procedure in some cases. Crowns are available in a number of materials. We discuss the best options for you and with your input reach a consensus on the proper dental treatment.