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Why do I need a dental crown instead of a filling?

Man smiling in dental chairA dental filling is ideal for repairing small areas of tooth decay. If your tooth is broken or has sustained more decay or damage than a dental filling can comfortably fix, your Barrie, ON dentist will recommend a tooth crown.

Porcelain Dental Crowns in Barrie

A crown covers your remaining tooth structure like a cap and fits all the way to the gum line. It is made of ceramic porcelain for teeth that you can see, which gives you all the aesthetics of a natural tooth. We might recommend gold or other types of metal for molars or teeth that take the brunt of your chewing force. 

How to Care For Your Crown

A tooth crown also functions like a regular tooth, so you can eat all the foods you would typically enjoy.

You can brush and floss your new crown just as you were used to, and regular trips to your dentist every six months will ensure its health and longevity. 

If your dentist has diagnosed a crown for your tooth, it is important not to delay your treatment since a fractured or decayed tooth can become infected.

Contact Our Barrie Dental Clinic

Contact Park Place Dental today to schedule your appointment and discuss any further questions you might have about dental crowns in Barrie, ON.

 We are finally accepting patients requiring emergency treatment. Please contact our office if you have any questions or if you are experiencing a dental emergency.