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Protecting your pearly whites is very important, so you probably know that there are a number of things you should do. Fortunately, there are many different treatments that can help you meet your needs. For instance, fillings and crowns could help you, but each may be more useful for different circumstances.

For instance, we could recommend a crown for severe tooth decay, though we may recommend a filling if your tooth decay isn’t too bad. Fillings are a very common choice because they can preserve your natural tooth. Fortunately, fillings can also be made to match your natural teeth beautifully.

Unfortunately, if your tooth decay is too severe to be treated with a filling, our team will probably recommend a dental crown. Just like a filling, crowns are designed to look like your natural teeth. Crowns are also used to protect your teeth by covering them. For example, our team will place a crown on your damaged tooth after you’ve had root canal therapy. This will help to prevent future decay.

If you’d like to learn more about either of these two treatments, please don’t hesitate to contact Sossaman Family Dental in Mesa, Arizona, by calling us at 480-359-1464. Dr. Elena M. Alexander, Dr. Jared Mayer, and Dr. Timothy Yu and the rest of our team will address any of your concerns and help you decide on the best treatments for your individual needs. We’re excited to hear from you soon.