Why do I need a dental crown instead of a filling?
At NuLife Dental, we recommend a filling for a smaller cavity, but sometimes a filling is not enough when dealing with a large area of decay or a bigger cavity. This is when dental crowns are recommended.
A large or deep cavity requires the dentist to remove a lot of tooth structure to clear away decay and bacteria and create clean margins for restoration. This substantial clearing compromises the stability of the tooth, and a crown is the only way to restore that stability.
Significant root cavities that require a root canal can also leave a tooth vulnerable to breakage at a later point, which is another reason a crown may be recommended.
A crown is a tooth-shaped cap that goes on over a damaged tooth to restore, strengthen, and keep the tooth viable.
In addition to making a tooth stronger, dental crowns accomplish the following:
- Hide a discolored tooth
- Hide small chips
- Improve the appearance or height of a damaged or worn down tooth
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If you think you may have a cavity, or if you have an unsightly tooth that is making you feel self-conscious about your smile, contact our Orlando, FL dental office today. The team at NuLife Dental is standing by to help you achieve the smile you deserve.