Most often, teeth damage is caused by injury or decay due to various internal and external factors. Both crowns and fillings are categorized as dental restorations through which damaged teeth can be repaired or restored. Restorative dentistry can be divided into two categories - direct and indirect.
In case of direct restoration, the dentist repairs your tooth by identifying the gap or defect in your tooth and filling it. On the other hand, in case of indirect restoration, a prosthetic (such as the crown) is created manually and then inserted in to the mouth. Crowns or fillings are identical to the normal tooth in terms of appearance and functionality.
To understand the differences between a dental crown and fillings, you must first gain the basic knowledge of what they are.