Dr. Denny Cho often uses a filling to repair a modest cavity that has formed on a single tooth. While it is meant to repair the tooth for a significant amount of time, no filling carries an infinite lifespan. In fact, poor oral hygiene practices can encourage the natural bacteria in your mouth to attack and infiltrate the seam where a filling is cemented into place. This can cause the filling to weaken or even fall out.
Your dentist will want to examine the tooth in question and take some X-rays. It’s important to make sure that the problem is limited to the tooth enamel. If a new area of decay has formed or if there is not enough healthy tooth enamel remaining, he might recommend a dental crown restoration.
Dr. Denny Cho will then remove the remaining tooth enamel, leaving behind a small, post-like structure called an abutment. This will eventually anchor your new crown.
A detailed impression will be made of the abutment and the surrounding teeth. Dr. Denny Cho will create and attach your new crown to complete your smile.
If you’ve lost a filling and you’re interested in a dental crown in Salt Lake City, Utah, you should not delay in calling 801-583-4500 to have it examined and treated at Smile Dental Studio.