In most cases, Adrienne L. Fang, DDS can restore a modest sized cavity with a filling. While a filling is designed to last for many years, it’s not unheard of for the passage of time to allow the natural bacteria in your mouth to degrade the cement holding the filling in place.
If a filling falls out, there might not be enough healthy enamel left on the tooth to allow a new filling to hold secure. In a situation like this your dentist will often recommend having the tooth restored with a crown.
Before starting the process of fitting the tooth for a crown Adrienne L. Fang, DDS will conduct a thorough examination of the tooth, and take a few X-rays. This helps us to make sure that the pulp and root of the tooth are still healthy and have the structural integrity to anchor a crown.
Your dentist will then form an abutment, by removing the majority of the tooth enamel. This small post will later serve to anchor your crown in place.
The dentist will then create an impression of the abutment, as well as the corresponding teeth. Then a temporary crown is cemented over the abutment to keep it safe.
The impression will be sent to our professional dental lab, where a team of skill technician will custom craft a crown to restore your tooth.
When your permanent crown is completed Adrienne L. Fang, DDS will call you back in for another appointment. You can expect this appointment to be brief. The temporary crown will be removed and your new crown will be cemented in place. Your new tooth should serve you for many years to come!
If you have recently lost a filling on one of your teeth, you should call Adrienne L. Fang, DDS at 661-253-0588 to schedule an appointment.