The Importance of Crowns and Fillings

Crowns and fillings are popular treatments that can be used to treat cavities of many different sizes. Not only are these treatments essential for strengthening the teeth that may have been weakened by the erosion caused by the cavity, they also have cosmetic uses as well.

Both crowns and fillings help to fill out the space left vacant by a big cavity or a large part of a tooth that has been fractured or broken. Holes that have been caused by cavities are filled with multiple types of fillings, although the filling chosen is based upon the individual’s needs. Some of the common types of fillings are made of amalgam of metals, including silver, copper, mercury, and tin. Metal fillings are very durable and they stand up well to the rigors of chewing.

Tooth colored fillings, such as glass ionomers or composites, are also available. These moldable, soft materials take on the shape required when set, but they are often prone to the accumulation of bacteria and infections. Composites may not hold up well to chewing, giving way over time. At Camas Dentistry, we can help you to decide on the fillingsand crowns that are right for your dental needs.

When a cavity is very large and the tooth is unable to hold filling work, crowns are required. Crowns are shaped just like your natural teeth, but they help to improve the appearance of the tooth while increasing the tooth’s strength.Crowns offer better protection, they are longer lasting than fillings, and they give you control over the cosmetic aspects of your teeth. Crowns can be made out of metals, including silver or gold, or they can be made out of porcelain.

Metal crowns, while they offer excellent strength, stick out and do not offer the natural appearance that many people prefer. When patients are worried about cosmetic appearance, ceramic crowns are usually the preferred choice. Patients with older crowns can easily have their crowns replaced with new, state-of-the-art crowns, which will offer a natural look and durable results for a reasonable price.

Set Up Your Appointment for Fillings or Crowns

Before deciding upon the right treatment for you, you will want to do some research on the treatments and materials available to you. Our dental professionals can help you decide on the right option for your needs. Fillings and crownshave come a long way in the past few years, and Camas Dentistry is able to offer multiple, customized options that offer you the affordability, protection, and beauty you want.