A Dental Crown Restoration for Treating a Tooth with a Bad Dental Filling

A dentist will often use a dental filling to repair a small cavity, chip, or a minor case of dental attrition. This mode of treatment essentially replaces the compromised area with an alternate dental material.

As the years go by, poor oral hygiene practices could start to affect the strength of your tooth enamel. The chronic presence of plaque acids could demineralize the tooth enamel adjacent to the dental filling. As this starts to happen you might experience a noticeable change in the surface texture, discomfort in the tooth, or chronic sensitivity.

If you suspect one of your dental fillings is in distress, you need to have the tooth examined by a dentist like Dr. Sheldon Kupferman. After examining the tooth, he can help you understand your treatment options.

In a case where the compromised area is large, or the tooth’s enamel layer has been compromised he might recommend a dental crown restoration This will essentially replicate the entire tooth enamel layer with an alternative dental material.

This treatment process calls for him to remove whatever remains of the tooth’s enamel layer. This leaves behind a small post of dentin, which is known as an abutment. It will eventually anchor the dental crown in your mouth.

Your dental crown will need to be prepared in a dental lab. When it’s ready you will need to return to Riverdale Dental Arts to have it cemented directly onto the abutment.

If you live in The Bronx, New York, and you suspect one of your dental fillings has a problem, you should not delay in call 718-548-1148 to have it examined and treated at Riverdale Dental Arts.

You Might Also Enjoy...

Why Would I Need a Tooth Extracted?

It’s always preferable to keep your natural teeth, but sometimes circumstances require that you have a tooth extracted. Why would you need a tooth extraction? Keep reading to learn more.

Help! My Teeth are Yellow

If your teeth are dingy and yellow, you’re probably not inclined to do much smiling. Fortunately, we have a solution that will take you from dingy to dazzling in under an hour.

What Can I Do About My Chronic Bad Breath?

Chronic bad breath can be caused by a lot of different things, many of which are within your control. Learn all about the causes, treatment, and prevention of chronic bad breath here.

5 Problems that Veneers Resolve

If you have cosmetic concerns about your teeth, dental veneers are a quick and effective way to resolve a number of problems. Learn more about them here.

Here's How to Floss Properly

Brushing and flossing are two parts of essential oral health care. You know you need to floss your teeth to keep them healthy, but do you know how to floss properly? We’ve got the how-to for you here.