A Tooth with Multiple Dental Fillings Might Need a Dental Crown

One small cavity or chip can sometimes be repaired with a simple dental filling made from amalgam or composite resin. In the case of a large molar or premolar, a secondary cavity or physical defect might also be repaired with a dental filling. However, some cavities and fractures can compromise so much tooth enamel that there simply isn’t sufficient healthy... read more »

Don’t Delay in Having Chipped Dental Work Examined

Dental restorations and cosmetic enhancements like dental veneers are typically created from durable dental materials. These substances can rival the strength of natural tooth enamel, there are still some forces that can chip a piece of dental work. This is more likely to occur if you participate in athletic activities without a necessary mouth guard, or if you grind your... read more »

You May Need a Dental Crown If You Have a Damaged Filling

We often use amalgam or composite dental fillings to repair small-to-moderate cavities. While dental filling material is resistant to tooth decay, the surrounding tooth enamel is still vulnerable and can be affected by time and poor oral hygiene. If tooth decay around a filling causes the filling to become distressed, Dr. Grant R Young may recommend a dental crown. When... read more »