receiving a composite resin filling. However, a filling is not sufficient if your cavity is too large – it will not be strong enough to provide the necessary support. These situations will demand a dental crown for your tooth.
How A Filling Helps With Smaller Cavities
A filling earned its name because it “fills” the area of your tooth that was lost to decay. Composite resin is actually capable of bonding directly to the structure of your tooth for a secure, strong hold. You will also be happy to know that this material looks like your enamel, so its presence will be hard to detect. Composite resin looks so much like your natural tooth that it is used in cosmetic dental work, too.
Serious Tooth Decay Can Call For A Dental Crown
Composite resin fillings are not strong enough to support a tooth that has lost a significant amount of material to decay. A dental crown surrounds the tooth, and seals it from harm. Thanks to CEREC technology, you can have a crown with a realistic appearance in just a single visit. Your dentist will take down the required measurements, produce the crown, and place it in one appointment.