Tooth decay is often the result of poor oral hygiene habits allowing the bacteria in your mouth to exploit the tooth enamel. With early detection, Dr. [doctor_name] can repair the tooth with a dental filling. If the tooth decay is allowed to spread, the tooth enamel might be so compromised that a filling is no longer a viable treatment option.
To effectively treat a badly decayed tooth, Dr. [doctor_name] might recommend a dental crown in [city], [state].
Your dentist will start by examining the tooth to assess the severity of the decay. If the decay has penetrated the pulp or root of the tooth, a root canal might be needed. This involves excising the decayed material before restoring the integrity of the tooth with alternate materials.
A detailed impression will be made of the area, which will be sent to a dental lab where your final crown will be made. Then, a temporary crown will be cemented over the abutment to protect it.
When your final crown is ready, your dentist will call you to schedule a follow-up appointment. The temporary crown will be removed and the new crown will be cemented onto the abutment with a strong dental adhesive.
If you are interested in knowing more about a dental crown in [city], [state], you should call [phone] to schedule an appointment at our office.