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Why would I need a crown instead of a bigger filling?

Teeth are often restored using silver or composite fillings. However, when too much of a tooth's structure is removed to support a filling, a crown or "cap" may be needed. A crown may be needed to:

  • Restore a tooth when it is unable to support a large filling
  • Attach bridges
  • Protect a weak tooth from fracturing or restore fractured teeth
  • Cover badly shaped or discolored teeth
  • Cover dental implants

A crown essentially covers a tooth to restore it to its natural shape and size. This permanent covering fits over your original tooth to strengthen or improve the appearance of the tooth. Fitting a crown generally requires at least two visits to the dentist's office.

Evergreen Dental, SC - Appleton, WI


Evergreen Dental, SC

2310 E Evergreen Dr
Suite A
Appleton, WI 54913 View Map

(920) 734-0601


Office Hours

Mon - Thurs: 8am to 5pm
Fri: Closed

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