A Porcelain Crown Might Be Called for to Restore a Badly Decayed Tooth in Your Smile

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An appealing smile is an important element in a healthy and productive social life. When poor oral hygiene habits cause a cavity to form on one of the teeth in your smile, it can leave you feeling self-conscious and socially awkward. If the cavity is significant in size, it might not be viable for repair with a simple composite filling.

For a tooth this seriously afflicted, Dr. Edmon R. Hutchison might recommend restoring the entire tooth enamel layer with a porcelain dental crown. This is a replica of the enamel layer cast from a special dental-grade porcelain material.  

Dr. Edmon R. Hutchison will start by using a drill to remove the entire tooth enamel layer. Then, they will make an impression of the abutment and surrounding teeth. This will be sent to a dental lab where the porcelain crown will be custom made. A temporary crown will be secured onto the abutment to keep it safe.

You will need to come back for a brief second appointment after the dental lab technician has completed the crown. The temporary crown will be carefully removed and your new crown will be cemented into place.

If you have a cavity on one of your teeth, you should call 972-636-2417 to schedule treatment at Royse City Dental Care.