A dental filling can sometimes be used to treat a small cavity or minor physical defect in a tooth. If you continue to struggle with maintaining a consistent oral hygiene routine, a second cavity could develop on the previously repaired tooth.
In a case like this, there might not be a sufficient amount of healthy tooth enamel remaining to treat the tooth with another dental filling. Should this prove to be the case for you, an experienced dentist like Dr. Ben Neibaur might recommend a dental crown restoration.
This treatment plan is designed to completely replace the tooth’s enamel layer with an alternative dental material, such as gold, base metal alloys, or porcelain-ceramic. The specific material that our dentist may recommend for your dental crown will be based on your personal preference and the tooth’s prevalence in your smile.
Dr. Ben Neibaur will begin by preparing an abutment by removing the existing tooth enamel and making an impression. This will provide the dental lab technicians with specific details about your tooth as they create your dental crown. Once your restoration has been cemented in place with a strong dental adhesive, your restored tooth will last you for many years to come.
If you live in the Draper, Utah, area, and if you have a previously repaired tooth with a suspected secondary cavity, you should not delay in calling (801) 341-2191 and having it examined and treated at Neibaur Family Orthodontics.