Do I Need a Dental Filling or a Dental Crown?

Handsome businessman using laptop at city cafe Restorative dentistry is a field of dental work focused on repairing existing teeth or replacing them. At Aesthetic Dentistry of Georgetown, we also talk to patients about restorations that are natural-looking to ensure the smile looks excellent even after repairs have been done. Drs. Mark Duncan and Mandy Holley in Georgetown, TX, work directly with patients to help them choose the restoration that fits their situation and budget. In many cases, patients may be told that they can benefit from a dental filling or a dental crown. But what’s the difference? How do I know which one I need? Our team can demystify fillings and crowns to help you make the proper choice.

Do I Need a Dental Filling or a Crown?

The answer to this question depends greatly on the severity of your dental problem. If you have a cavity or damaged tooth surface, then a dental filling may be all that’s needed to restore it. However, if the damage is more severe and more profound than what can be filled with a simple procedure, then a crown may be recommended. A crown is basically a full-coverage restoration that fits over the entire affected tooth to protect it from further damage and decay. It usually requires two visits to the dentist: one for preparation and one for placement. It is vital that you consider these factors when deciding on treatment options. Drs. Mark Duncan and Mandy Holley will help you make this decision based on their assessment of your particular situation and needs. They may talk you through various factors that you will need to make an educated choice for your smile, including cost, longevity, and appearance.

How Do I Find Out More About Restorative Dentistry Services?

At Aesthetic Dentistry of Georgetown, our providers have years of combined experience helping patients in the Georgetown, TX, area with their oral health needs. If you have been told that you have damage to your smile and might need a filling or crown, now is the time to make an appointment with our providers to find out which solution is best for you! Call 512-819-9100 today to request a visit to our state-of-the-art dental office.

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