When the natural bacteria in your mouth exploit tooth enamel to cause a cavity, it can often be repaired with a dental filling. If you struggle to maintain good oral hygiene habits going forward, it could be possible for a new cavity to develop on a different surface of the tooth. Should this happen, there might not be sufficient tooth enamel remaining for Dr. Maria Boutsikos, DMD to secure a secondary filling.
In a situation like this, she might recommend a dental crown restoration. This course of treatment is designed to fully replace the entire tooth enamel layer with a replica made from porcelain, gold, or alloy of base metals.
During your first appointment, your dentist will numb the area before using a drill to remove all the tooth enamel. This leaves behind an abutment that contains the dentin layer of the tooth that surrounds the sensitive pulp.
Your dentist will then prepare a detailed impression of the area to guide our off-site dental lab technicians while they create your new dental crown. A temporary crown will be secured over the abutment to protect it.
When your new crown is ready, a member of our staff will call you to schedule a brief follow-up appointment. Once the special dental cement has bonded the crown to the abutment, you can enjoy a fully restored tooth for many years to come.
If you have a previously repaired tooth with a new cavity and you live in the Sarasota, Florida, area, you should call 941-549-8930 to have it examined and repaired at Dynamic Dental Smiles.