A dental filling can often be used to repair a tooth suffering from a small chip or cavity. If you struggle to maintain good oral hygiene habits going forward, a new area of tooth decay might develop on the previously repaired tooth.
Many times when this happens, there isn’t sufficient tooth enamel remaining to viably anchor a second dental filling. In a case like this, Dr. Eric Eidbo might recommend restoring the tooth with a dental crown. This will fully replace the entire tooth enamel layer with another material like gold, porcelain, or a metallic alloy.
The dental crown will need to be anchored in your mouth by an abutment made from the healthy core of the tooth. This requires removing the remnants of the existing tooth enamel before creating an impression. It will be sent to an offsite dental lab where your dental crown will be created from special dental materials that replicate the durability of the original tooth enamel.
When the dental crown is ready you will need to return to the clinic for a brief follow up visit. Dr. Eric Eidbo will then cement it onto the abutment with a strong dental adhesive.
If you live in the Concord, California, area and you have a tooth suffering from a cavity, you should call 925-685-2286 to seek treatment at Oak Grove Dental.