A Large Cavity on Tooth Enamel Might Need a Crown

A Large Cavity on Tooth Enamel Might Need a Crown

Posted by James Robison Jul 21,2017

Did you know that poor oral hygiene practices can result in decreased enamel defenses? Sometimes you can notice this happening by feeling a change in your teeth’s texture or amplified tooth sensitivity. Even if you don’t have any symptoms, your regular dental exam and cleaning at Rocklin Dental will allow our team to detect any cavities.

If you have a bad habit of postponing your bi-annual dental checkup, a small cavity may continue to spread. In time, the tooth decay might deteriorate so much of the tooth that a dental filling is no longer an option. To treat a tooth in this condition, Dr. James M. Robison may need to perform a dental crown restoration.

This renovation process is designed to replace the entire tooth enamel layer with an alternate material. That is why Dr. James M. Robison will first need to eliminate the entire original tooth enamel layer. Dr. James M. Robison will then make a detailed impression of the remaining tooth and the teeth surrounding it. This will be sent to a dental lab where a new crown will be made. Dr. James M. Robison will secure a temporary crown over the abutment to guard it.

When your permanent crown is complete, Dr. James M. Robison will remove the temporary crown and will cement it firmly into place. If you keep up good oral hygiene practices, your once restored tooth can last for many years to come.

If you live in the Rocklin, California, area and you have a tooth suffering from a large cavity, you can call 916-663-5555 to seek timely treatment and restoration at Rocklin Dental.

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