From sugary drinks to accidental slips on the sidewalk, there are a number of ways people’s teeth get damaged every day, and here at Cosmetic Dental Associates we have seen it all. When patients come into our office in need of some dental work to fix a chipped tooth or a large cavity, they are often presented with two different treatments: receive a crown or a filling. Although both of these treatments can help restore a damaged tooth, each offers its own set of advantages and disadvantages that patients should be aware of before making their decision.
Dental crowns are custom made ceramic or porcelain “caps” that are placed over a damaged tooth to protect it from further injury. These caps cover the entire damaged area and give people full use of their damaged tooth. Although this treatment may cost more than a filling, because dental crowns are made out of such durable material they are much stronger and can last much longer than large fillings. Another benefit of choosing a dental crown over a filling is that since the cap covers and protects the entire tooth, it is less likely to chip or fracture the once damaged tooth than a filling can.
Fillings are one of the most common and affordable dental treatments here at Cosmetic Dental Associates. When patients come in with large cavities or other tooth damages our highly skilled San Antonio, TX dentists can provide them with either a composite, porcelain or Cerec filling. Not only is this type of treatment affordable and functional, but patients can have their fillings custom designed so that they match the surrounding tooth creating a beautiful and natural-looking smile.
For more information about these and other dental treatments we offer here at Cosmetic Dental Associates please contact us today at 210-951-4444 (Medical Center) 210-942-5047 (Alamo Ranch) .