Small cavities can often be repaired by having Drs. Dickey and Conley apply a dental filling. However, there are times when a cavity is so large that there simply isn’t enough healthy tooth enamel remaining to anchor a dental filling. This is even more likely to be the case if the tooth has suffered a dental fracture or was previously restored.
In a case like this, our dentists might recommend restoring the tooth with a dental crown in New Castle, Indiana. This will replace the entire tooth enamel layer with an alternative material such as gold, porcelain, or a blend of base metals.
The treatment process starts with our dentists numbing the tooth before shaping the enamel layer. Eventually, your prepared tooth will anchor your dental crown.
An impression will be prepared of the tooth and the surrounding teeth. This is used to custom create a dental crown to restore your tooth.
When your dental crown is ready, our dentists will check the fit and shade of your crown. Once everything is at it should be, the crown will be permanently cemented in place.
If you have a tooth suffering from a large cavity, call 765-529-4300 to schedule an appointment at Family Dental Care of New Castle.