Cracked Filling or Tooth

You may need a crown to cover a tooth and restore it to its normal shape and size. A crown can make your tooth stronger and improve its appearance.

It can cover and support a tooth with a large filling when there isn't enough tooth left. It can be used to attach a bridge, protect a weak tooth from breaking, or restore one that's already broken. A crown is a good way to cover teeth that are discolored or badly shaped. It's also used to cover a dental implant.

When a patient has a cavity or a cracked tooth, it must be filled. Our office offers patients the options of amalgam, composite, and gold fillings. Amalgam fillings are silver colored and more budget-friendly. Composite fillings are more expensive than Amalgam, but are tooth-colored. In recent years, people are favoring composite over amalgam fillings because the fillings blend seamlessly with the rest of their natural teeth.

Our patients looking to restore their tooth with a gold filling can also do so in our office. Gold filling restorations take two office visits. During the first appointment, our specialists will remove any decay or old filling from the tooth and then take an impression. A temporary filling is also placed during this visit. A wax pattern is then made from the impression and casted into a gold restoration. Upon the follow up visit, our office will cement the gold restoration to the patient's tooth, completing the gold filling process.

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