St Mark Group

Why do I need a crown instead of a filling?

Sometimes, when a cavity is too large or too deep, your tooth becomes weak and damaged. A filling in these cases will not keep the tooth viable or strong for chewing. A dental crown is much sturdier compared with a dental filling, and its purpose is to keep your tooth functional and comfortable.  

Also, a failed root canal or trauma may leave your tooth vulnerable to breakage. A dental crown can help strengthen it and keep it in use.

A dental crown is customised to fit your tooth. We also take measures to help it match your other teeth. The intention is to make the crown appear part of your natural smile.

A dental crown may also help conceal:

  • Discolouration
  • Small chips
  • Tiny flaws
  • Minor gaps between teeth
  • Small bite misalignments

We want to help you save your tooth when it is damaged or weakened. This is why we may recommend a dental crown instead of a traditional filling in our Monterey or Wolli Creek dental clinics.

Contact Us

If you have a weak or fractured tooth, or if you want help to conceal a tooth issue cosmetically, we are here to help. Call St Mark Dental and Medical Group on (02) 9588 5300 to set up a dental crown consultation.



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