Dental crowns

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Often times a filling can not be used to fix a tooth.  In the above case, the patient had a old silver filling that broke and was getting decay underneath it.  In this case the old silver filling is almost 50% the size of the whole tooth.  Trying to fix this tooth with a filling again would not work because by the time the old filling is removed and the cavity is removed, there will not be sufficient tooth structure remaining to hold the filling.   We replaced this old silver filling with a tooth colored crown.  (Photo of actual patient of Dr Peter Mani DDS in Riverside CA.  Photos used with permission and consent of patient.)