A Tooth with an Old Filling and a New Cavity Might Need a Crown

While fillings are meant to be very durable, often repairing a tooth for years, they still require substantially healthy tooth enamel to anchor onto. If a new cavity forms on a tooth with a pre-existing filling, there might not be enough viable tooth enamel remaining for a new filling to be applied. To treat a tooth in this condition, Drs.... read more »

Fixing Broken Teeth with Crowns

Tooth enamel is designed by nature to be strong and durable enough to handle biting, chewing and grinding hard foods. Unfortunately, there are still times when an accident or oral injury can actually break, fracture or chip a tooth. So long as the internal structures of the tooth are healthy, Dr. Edmon R. Hutchison & Eric J. Gabrielson can often... read more »

Having a Crown Installed to Repair a Badly Decayed Tooth

A large cavity on one of your teeth can severely compromise the tooth’s ability to effectively chew food. Without timely repair, it could lead to other complications and problems with your oral health. In some cases, the cavity can be so large that your Royse City Dental Care dentist simply can’t repair it with a filling. In a situation like... read more »

A Fractured Tooth can be Restored with a Crown

The microscopic mineral crystals of tooth enamel make it very strong. However, it’s not unheard of for something like a hard fall or a blow to the face to cause cracks chips, or fractures in tooth enamel. If you feel pain inside the tooth, the damage might extend deep into the internal structures. Sometimes the damage doesn’t extend to the... read more »