Fillings replace the part of the tooth that has become damaged through decay and are used to seal the tooth from further decay and restore function. Fillings can be amalgam (silver-coloured) or composite (tooth-coloured). Your dentist will be happy to discuss the different options available to you.
Crowning is a method to rebuild teeth which have broken down or have been weakened by decay or a large filling. A crown is an artificial restoration that fits over the remaining tooth, making it strong and giving it the shape and contour of a natural tooth. A crown is sometimes known as a ‘cap’.
Crowns can be made of from metal, ceramic or porcelain fused to metal. Your dentist will discuss the different options to enable you to make the best choice for your situation.