Alderley Dental
Smiles from Year to Year
Woman smiling at dentist near me Everton Park, QLD

Dental Fillings vs Crowns: Which Is Better?

July 18, 2022
|
Posted By: Alderley Dental
Man with dental crowns smiling in Everton Park, QLD

Dental fillings and tooth crowns are both restorative treatments designed to repair dental concerns. However, these two treatments differ in process and purpose. Depending on your specific case, your dentist can help determine which of these treatments is most suitable.

Alderley Dental is a comprehensive dental practice that offers tooth-coloured fillings and dental crowns in Brisbane. Dr Robert Zhang is a skilled dentist who can evaluate your oral health or aesthetic concern and create a personalised treatment strategy to exceed your expectations. 

What Is a Tooth-Coloured Filling?

A tooth-coloured filling is a simple, conservative treatment we use to repair or restore a tooth. Tooth-coloured fillings can repair tooth decay, cracks, chips, and fractures. They can also replace previous fillings or silver amalgam fillings. 

The Tooth-Coloured Filling Process

A composite resin filling restores a decayed tooth’s strength and integrity while protecting it from bacteria and additional decay. The dentist moulds the composite resin to match your tooth’s shape and create a perfect fit. They then carefully remove the decay and bacteria from the tooth and fill it with layers of composite resin, curing it with a special light. Finally, they shape and polish the tooth, giving you a restored and dazzling smile. 

What Is a Dental Crown?

A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap that covers a natural tooth. Dental crowns protect and conceal teeth with decay, discolouration, size or shape discrepancies and more. Dentists often use crowns to shield weak, brittle, damaged or broken teeth. Sometimes, a dental crown is needed to save a natural tooth from tooth loss or extraction.

The Dental Crown Process

Your dentist starts by cleaning your tooth, taking x-rays and making a mould of your mouth. Next, the dentist prepares the tooth by reshaping it, so the dental crown fits precisely. They then make an impression and send it to our highly trained dental lab partners, where a specialist creates the custom crown. In the meantime, we place a temporary crown to protect your natural tooth. When the final crown is back from the lab, we cement it to the prepared natural tooth, ensuring it’s secure and stable. 

Restore Your Smile at Alderley Dental in Brisbane

Are you looking for dental crowns or tooth-coloured fillings nearby Brisbane? We invite you to contact our friendly team at Alderley Dental. One of our team members can help you book a consultation with Dr Robert Zhang so we can determine the best course of action for your unique smile. 

Our skilled and experienced team at Alderley Dental strives to use the best available technology to enhance patient comfort and treatment outcomes. We are committed to providing our patients with the supportive, informative, and personalised care they need to meet their dental health goals.