A Failing Dental Filling Might Promote Additional Tooth Decay

Dental fillings are often used to treat minor defects that affect a tooth’s enamel layer. They are often used to treat individual surface cavities, chipped tooth enamel, and dental attrition. In each case, fillings are intended to restore the structural integrity and basic function of the tooth when it was healthy. As time goes on, poor oral hygiene habits and... read more »

A Dental Crown May Be More Effective at Treating a Large Cavity

A cavity can develop when the bacteria that occurs naturally in your mouth attacks weak point in your tooth enamel, and becomes an increased risk if you don’t have good oral hygiene. A large dental cavity may be too much for a simple dental filling to repair. If there is little healthy tooth remaining, our dentist may need to treat... read more »