A Tooth Suffering from a Large Cavity Might Need to Be Repaired by a Crown

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The natural bacteria living in your mouth are pervasive and tenacious. When poor oral hygiene allows them to attack an area of compromised tooth enamel, the cavity that results can grow quickly. If the tooth decay is not detected and treated early, too much tooth enamel might be lost to repair it with a filling. In a case like this, your dentist, Dr. David Powell, might recommend treating the tooth with a dental crown in Murray, Utah.

Dr. David Powell will start by examining the tooth and taking some X-rays. So long as the tooth decay has not damaged the sensitive interior of the tooth, he can begin the process of forming an abutment. This is done by using a drill to remove the entire tooth enamel layer. This leaves behind the healthy core.

Dr. David Powell will then form a detailed impression of the abutment and surrounding teeth. Then, the abutment will be covered with a temporary crown. The impression will be sent to an off-site a dental lab technician who will make your new crown.

When your crown is ready, Dr. David Powell will call you back in for a second appointment. This appointment will be brief as all he needs to do is remove the temporary crown and cement the new crown into place.

If you have a tooth suffering from a large cavity, you should call 801-266-1414 as soon as possible to have it treated at All Care Dentistry.