Dental Crowns and Fillings

Dentist with nurse doing procedure on patientIf you have a decaying, cracked, or fractured tooth, then you may be in need of a crown or a filling. Don’t wait around for a decaying tooth to just disappear, as you could then be faced with bigger and more expensive problems. Dentistry at Suburban Square is skilled at dealing with these oral problems, and we can gladly help you decide if you are in need of a crown or a filling.

What is a Filling?

A filling is used to repair a tooth that may be affected by fractures, cracks, or decay. A composite (tooth colored) filling is often the most common type of filling. In this process, the affected portion of the tooth is removed and then filled with a composite filling. A filling will last for years to come so your smile will stay looking great.

When Do I Need a Filling?

Common reasons you might need a filling include:

  • Decayed teeth
  • Chipped teeth
  • Cracked or broken teeth
  • Closing space between two teeth
  • Worn teeth

What is a Crown?

A dental crown acts as a cap, as it is a covering that encases the entire tooth’s surface, restoring it to its original shape and size. A crown is often needed when a filling can’t do the job, and a crown protects the overall tooth structure. Porcelain crowns are popular because they match the color of your teeth and are highly durable. Newer crowns are also resistant to grinding and other abuses. When you need a crown, we customize it to match the size, shape, and colors of your teeth.

When Do I Need a Crown?

Common reasons you might need a crown include:

  • Fractured fillings
  • Broken or fractured teeth
  • Cosmetic reasons
  • Decayed teeth
  • Fractured fillings
  • Large fillings
  • Root canal on a tooth

Would you like to learn more information about crowns and fillings or are you ready to schedule an appointment? Contact us straight from our website or call (610) 649-0313.