Do You Need a Crown or a Filling?

Malden MA General DentistIf your tooth is in pain, then the only thing you're sure of is that you want fast relief. How you get that relief doesn't really matter at the time.

Decayed teeth are treated in three main ways:

  • Extraction
  • Dental crowns
  • Fillings

Which treatment you need depends on how severely your tooth is affected. Teeth that are far beyond saving with any restorative procedure need to be pulled. Otherwise, your mouth will suffer from the infection.

Modern And Secure Dental Fillings

A filling is the first line of defense when it comes to stopping a cavity.

Your Atlantic Dental Partners dentist will numb your tooth, clean out the decay with special tools, and place a beautiful composite resin filling.

You can expect your filling to last from 5-10 years or longer. But if your tooth is too damaged, a filling won't hold up at all.

Strong And Durable Dental Crowns

Dental crowns cover a lot more surface area on a tooth by essentially replacing the outer enamel layer. They also provide strength and protection against biting forces.

After looking at your tooth, your dentist may realize that it's not worth attempting a filling. You can save more natural tooth structure by just getting a dental crown right away. 

Treat Your Toothache With A Crown Or Filling

When you show up to one of Atlantic Dental Partners' offices with a toothache, your dentist will prescribe a painkiller to reduce the swelling and discomfort.

Next, you will discuss which kind of restoration is right for your tooth.

Call our team as soon as possible if you are suffering from a toothache and think you might need a crown or filling.

Posted on behalf of Atlantic Dental Partners


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