Posted on June 18, 2018
Fillings are typically used to repair small cavities and chips in a tooth. If you struggle to maintain consistent oral hygiene habits, the natural bacteria living in your mouth can exploit the seam between the filling and the surrounding tooth enamel. This can cause a new area of tooth decay to form, causing the filling to fall out.
In a situation like this, your dentists, Dr. Forero and Dr. Valderruten, might recommend replacing all of the tooth enamel with a dental crown.
Your dentists will examine 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 need to be performed. Then, they will use a drill to remove the entire tooth enamel layer. This leaves behind a post-like abutment that encases the pulp and root of the tooth.
A detailed impression will be made of the area. This will be sent to our dental lab where your final crown will be made. Then a temporary crown will be cemented over the abutment to protect it.
We will call you to schedule a follow-up appointment when your new crown is ready. Your dentists will use a strong dental adhesive to cement the crown into place. With good oral hygiene habits, your newly restored tooth will last you for many years to come.
If one of your teeth is suffering from a missing filling and you're interested in a dental crown in Coral Springs, Florida, you should not delay in calling 954-752-4901 to seek timely treatment.