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Discover the Differences Between Dental Crowns and Fillings

June 30, 2015

Repairing your tooth can be an excruciating experience, but it doesn’t have to become one. Anyone who has spent time sitting in a dental operating chair has probably encountered the same situation: there’s a tooth that has a big cavity or has broken. After examining the tooth, a dentist tells you it has to be repaired. Should a large filling in the tooth or dental crown be placed? The experts at Midwest Dental Center in Midwest City, OK offer restorative dentistry options, including CEREC same-day crowns, that will help restore your mouth to its natural state.

 

What Is A Dental Crown and Filling?

Before we get into which procedure would fit your situation best, it’s important to understand the differences between the two.

Fillings are dental restorations that sit within the walls of a tooth. A filling will simply fill in a missing portion of a tooth to restore it back to its original shape. The size and shape of the hole that must be filled in will determine the success of the filling. Good example: if a large amount of tooth damage has occurred, it’s easy to understand how the walls of the tooth that will hold the filling in place may be thin and weak. The larger the hole, the less strength the tooth will have.

Whereas a filling sits within the confines of a tooth, a dental crown cups over it. Also, a dental crown is made in a dental laboratory and customized to fit the exact specifications of your mouth. The materials used to create crowns are much stronger and less likely to break than those used to make dental fillings.

 

Our Restorative Dentistry Services

You can count on Dr. Kendrick and his staff to bring your smile back to its absolute best. Don’t leave a harmed smile untreated – it can compromise your overall oral health. Midwest Dental Center can rejuvenate your look! Our restorative dentistry team is ready to repair your teeth because everyone deserves a healthy mouth.

Our services include:

  • Dental implants
  • CEREC one-visit crowns
  • Tooth fillings
  • Crown and bridge therapy
  • Root canals

Our team will take swift action to correct anything that is wrong. You can trust Dr. Kendrick to work as hard and diligently as possible to get your mouth the care it deserves.

 

Schedule an Appointment

Our office in Midwest City, OK is ready to help! Call and schedule an appointment today so we can get to work as soon as possible. We proudly serve the surrounding communities of Oklahoma City, Del City, Choctaw, Spencer and beyond.

 

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