Wesley R. Davis, DDS
Hershey, Pennsylvania Dentist
  • Our experienced doctor and team are
    equipped to manage everything from
    a simple restoration to a very complex
    dental reconstruction.

Why do I need a dental crown? Can’t you just fill the tooth?

dental crown | hershey pa The tooth-colored material we use for dental fillings is very durable and stands up to years of wear and tear. But a filling can only support so much of your tooth, and when too much of the tooth is compromised, Dr. Davis would recommend a dental crown placed at our Hershey, PA dental office.

Dental Crowns vs. Dental Filings

Unlike a dental filling that sits inside your tooth, a crown is a tooth-shaped porcelain jacket that fits over the entire tooth. A dental crown absorbs much more chewing force than a filling, which makes it a perfect restoration to protect a damaged or weakened tooth.

Once your customized dental crown is in place, it restores lost function so you can chew on it just as you would a strong, healthy tooth.

Why We Would Recommend a Dental Crown

There are several reasons why Dr. Davis would recommend a dental crown:

  • A cavity is too large to be resolved with a filling
  • A broken tooth needs protection and support
  • A root canal has weakened the tooth
  • A dental implant needs a crown to restore function

Call Us to See if a Dental Crown Is Right for You

Not sure if you need a filling or a dental crown? Call our Hershey, PA dental office to arrange an appointment with Dr. Davis. He’ll be happy to evaluate your needs and determine which is right for you.

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