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Why Do I Need a Dental Crown Instead of a Filling?

Dental Crowns | Glenview IL Dentist

The last time you had tooth decay, your dentist recommended a dental filling and your tooth was back to normal health in no time. This time, however, your dentist has recommended a crown for your tooth, and you’re not sure why a dental filling is not sufficient.

Here’s what you should know about dental crowns in Glenview and how they benefit your dental health.

How a Crown Differs From a Filling

While a filling can restore a tooth with damage from decay, sometimes the decay is too deep, or too large for the filling to be effective. A tooth may also be cracked or fractured, and in these cases, a crown is needed ...

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