Every instance is different but here is a tooth with multiple problems
that did not end up needing a crown.
The filling is experiencing some break down around the edges
and a case could be made to replace it.
What gives this tooth the added need to be worked on
is the hole that you can see in the bottom left of the tooth.
This tooth for sure needs a makeover now.
Our filing material of choice is the newer white filling material.
It wears great, looks great, and polishes very well.
Not all teeth like this can be fixed without the use of a crown but
this one did and the patient was very happy.