Fillings are typically used to repair a small cavity or a chip in a tooth. A tooth with multiple small fillings might not have much of the original tooth enamel remaining. If one of those fillings is compromised, or if a new cavity develops, Dr. Deore, Dr. Jones and the specialists at their Coppell, Texas, clinic might recommend a dental crown.
This restoration method typically requires two separate appointments to replace the entirety of the tooth enamel with another material.
At the start of the restoration process, your dentist will begin by examining the tooth and taking some X-rays. Assuming the interior structures of the tooth are sound and healthy, our dentists can begin the process of forming an abutment.
Drs. Deore and Jones will then use a drill to remove the enamel layer of the tooth, leaving the healthy interior of the tooth completely unaffected. This abutment will later anchor the crown firmly in your mouth.
Our specialists will then take an impression of the abutment and surrounding teeth. Then, the abutment will be covered by a temporary crown that is made from hard plastic. The impression will be sent to a dental lab technician who will custom make your new crown.
You will need to come back in for short second appointment when your crown is ready. Dr. Deore and Dr. Jones will carefully remove the temporary crown and cement your new crown into place over the abutment.
If you live in the Coppell, Texas, area and you have a tooth with a new cavity, you should not delay in calling 972-315-2200 to seek treatment at Coppell Smiles.