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