Frontier Dental

Why should I get a dental crown instead of a filling?

At Frontier Dental, we have a wide variety of dental procedures and restoration services depending on your specific oral needs. If you have tooth decay, your dentist can remove it entirely and use a filling to seal in the tooth to prevent further deterioration. This is an appropriate procedure for small to medium fillings since the filling adheres to your existing tooth. 

The teeth further back in your mouth absorb the majority of force required for chewing and are highly susceptible to fracturing. The deeper grooves can catch more food particles, leading to possible tooth decay. If you fracture a tooth, they may need more structural support than a filling can provide.

If this is the case for you, Dr. Karunagaran may recommend a dental crown. Dental crowns are similar to a protective cap that completely cover all sides of your tooth. Crowns not only seal in your tooth, but they also add support against the pressure of chewing that could further damage your tooth. 

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Our Medina, OH dental staff are trained in seeing to your needs and explaining all your dental options so you can take control of your oral health. We understand how important it is to make an informed decision while understanding all your other options. We encourage our patients to be an active participant in their dental care and welcome any questions or concerns you have. We are available for your call, schedule a dental appointment for an oral evaluation today!


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