How can we help you?
We know that you probably have all kinds of questions about your dental care and the services we offer here at Lakeland Family Dental. You're in luck – we love hearing and answering questions from our patients!
Questions mean that you are curious and involved in your own dental care, and that means that you are probably dedicated to keeping your smile healthy! We're excited to be your partners in that endeavor!
We've collected some of the questions we hear most often, but don't hesitate to let us know if your question isn't answered here. Just give us a call or bring your questions with you to your next appointment. We're looking forward to seeing you soon!
Traditional Crown & Bridge
When you receive a treatment plan, the services listed can be a little confusing. Dental crowns, fillings, bonding, sealants, and veneers all have a different purpose in dentistry. But how do you decide which is appropriate for each condition? Here is a little about the difference between fillings and crowns. If you still have questions, just give us a call!
What Is a Filling?
When you have decay in your tooth, it is important to remove it so that it doesn’t continue to eat away at your tooth. Eventually, when decay reaches the nerve, it will feel painful and may require a root canal.
Once we remove the decay, it leaves a cavity in your tooth, exposing it to infection, food particles, bacteria, and more decay. We need to fill it in! This is when we will recommend a filling. Fillings come in different sizes – one surface, two surfaces, three surfaces, and even different fillings on the same tooth. If decay compromises the actual strength of your tooth, we need to take a different approach. This is when we recommend a dental crown.
What Is a Dental Crown?
A crown completely covers your tooth. This is a restoration that we recommend when your tooth needs support and stability. Our dental crowns are designed individually for a good fit. By opting for a dental crown to support a tooth that has deep decay, a crack, fracture, or after a root canal, we can actually extend the life of your tooth.