A Crown Might Be Required to Repair a Tooth with a Large Cavity

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Cavities are often the unfortunate result of poor oral hygiene. Your twice-annual dental checkup at our dental office includes an examination to detect any signs of tooth decay before it can spread.

If you put off attending a checkup, it will invite any existing cavity to exacerbate. For a cavity that has grown too large to be repaired by a filling, Dr. John Bosak, Jr. might recommend a dental crown.

This restoration treatment is designed to replace the entire tooth enamel layer with an alternative material.

The first step in the process calls for Dr. John Bosak, Jr. removing the entire tooth enamel layer. This leaves behind a small pillar of dentin known as an abutment. In time, this will anchor the crown in your mouth.

Dr. John Bosak, Jr. will then create a detailed impression of the abutment and the surrounding teeth. This will be used to custom design and make your crown.

When your new crown is ready, it will be cemented securely into place. With twice-daily brushing and flossing, your newly restored tooth should last for many years to come.

If you live in the Granada Hills, California, area and you have a tooth suffering from a large cavity, you should call 818-368-5676 to seek timely treatment and restoration from our dentist, Dr. John Bosak, Jr..