Are you curious about the difference between a crown and filling? It’s normal to be confused about dental terminology. Unless you’re in the profession yourself, it can be easier to smile and nod while in the chair than ask about all the ins and outs of any procedure recommended to you.
First, let’s give you a brief reason why you would need a crown or a filling: tooth decay. . Acid from food or from bacteria wears away at your tooth enamel and creates a hole where bacteria can enter and make their home. Left alone, tooth decay will only get worse, be extremely painful, and be expensive to treat.
Fillings and crowns are your dentist’s first lines of defense to prevent further tooth decay.
— Ersland Family Dentistry