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When you have a cavity you want to get it filled as quickly as possible – letting it linger doesn’t benefit anyone. However, there are some instances where you may have a choice between using a filling or crown to fix your cavity.

Let’s look at what those instances are.

Cavity in visible teeth

Most cavities occur in your molars, but it’s also possible for them to develop in the teeth which are more highly visible in your smile. When this happens, you likely don’t want a lump of gray amalgam filling marring your great smile.

What you can do instead is have a crown inserted. This will remove the cavity from your tooth because it must be first ground down to form an abutment. After the abutment is formed, the crown is cemented into place and your smile is whole once more.

When to use fillings

Aside from circumstances like the one above, it’s generally advisable to use fillings in every other case. They’ve worked for hundreds of years in dentistry, and we know that your experience here with Dr. Kurt Seidler at Kurt A. Seidler DDS in Carrollton, Texas, will be as good as a filling can be!

If you need a filling, or want to schedule an appointment, call us today at 972-492-0411.