Crowns offer a different advantage to fillings. A crown protects a weakened tooth and a filling for a cavity. If you’ve been recommended a crown it’s to prevent your tooth from cracking apart.
Fillings restore teeth
Fillings are used when most of the tooth is still intact. It rebuilds a tooth back to its original morphology and shape.
Crowns support and protect weakened teeth
A crown is advised when the remaining tooth structure has been weakened and the tooth is unable to support itself. This can be due to several reasons: previous damage or fractures, repetitive fillings and root canal treatments.
Ignoring the need for a crown can lead to a poor prognosis for the tooth, which eventually might need to be extracted. Find out more.
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