If more than half of your tooth has been restored with a filling, Dr. Smith and Dr. Baer may deem a crown is necessary for any further restoration. Without adequate support, the tooth may break away around the filling. As a rule, when fillings get larger, teeth become weaker.
That is why a crown is necessary. A crown covers the entire tooth and holds it together. Crowns are used when large fillings wear out or when a crack or break in the tooth compromises the over-all tooth structure.
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