Tooth Decay Might Be Treated by a Cavity or a Crown

While the tooth enamel layer on each of your teeth is designed to be durable enough to resist the advance of bacteria, it is nonetheless possible for poor oral hygiene to allow tooth decay to develop. When this happens, you might notice a change in texture, increased sensitivity, or general state of discomfort in the tooth. In a situation like... read more »

If You Are Missing a Filling, the Tooth Might Need to Be Restored by a Crown

Fillings are designed to repair small to medium-sized cavities. As time goes by, older and larger fillings have a greater propensity to fail. Sometimes, bacteria can work their way between the seam of a filling and cause a new area of decay. When a filling is lost, there might not be enough healthy enamel remaining for your dentist, Dr. Thomas... read more »

Dental Crowns Fix Missing Fillings

Fillings are intended to repair small to medium-sized cavities. Even though a filling is designed to last a long time, the bacteria in your mouth can sometimes weaken the cement that is holding it in place. If a large filling is lost or if new decay has developed in the tooth, there might not be enough healthy enamel remaining to... read more »