A Tooth with a Large Cavity Might Need a Crown Restoration

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A cavity can occur when the natural bacteria living in your mouth exploit an area of weakened tooth enamel. This is even more likely to occur if you struggle to maintain good oral hygiene. If a cavity grows too large, your dentist, Dr. Pallavi Rakesh, might not be able to repair it with a dental filling. To adequately treat a tooth like this, she might recommend a dental crown restoration.

A dental crown in Alpharetta, Georgia, is a replica of the tooth enamel layer. It is typically made from porcelain, gold, or base metal alloys. The material your dentist recommends for your crown will be directly determined by the tooth’s primary function in your mouth and its appearance in your smile.

It typically requires two separate appointments to fully restore a tooth with a dental crown. During the first appointment, your dentist will use a drill to remove the tooth enamel from the tooth to create an abutment. This healthy core of the tooth contains the dentin, pulp, and root.

A detailed impression will then be taken of the abutment and surrounding teeth. This will be sent to a dental lab where your new crown will be made.

When your crown is ready, a member of our staff will call you to schedule a short follow-up appointment. The temporary crown will be removed and your new crown will be cemented atop the abutment.

If you have a large cavity in need of treatment, you should call 678-562-1555 to have it treated at Ace Dentistry Family Dental & Cosmetic Dentist.