Why do I need a crown instead of a filling?
Dental restorations can improve the appearance of your smile or repair teeth after damage or decay. In cases of small amounts cavities that do not affect the integrity of your tooth structure, a simple filling will seal and protect your tooth. Filling in your cavity protects it from continued decay. At Palms Dental Care, we match your filling to the color of your teeth. In other cases, when your teeth suffers a crack or has deep decay, it becomes more susceptible to damage because of the force that you exert when chewing. It could break or split, ultimately requiring an extraction. To avoid tooth loss, we may recommend a dental crown to add stability and support to your tooth. Because a dental crown completely covers your remaining tooth structure, it protects your tooth when you chew.
Porcelain Dental Crowns
At Palms Dental Care, we use highly esthetic porcelain or zirconia for crowns because of the durability and esthetics they provide. In many cases, a dental crown can prolong the life of your tooth for decades, or even a lifetime, when cared for properly. At Palms Dental Care, we will recommend the type of treatment that will give you the best results and explain the pros and cons of different treatments, so you can make a great choice when it comes to your smile.