A cavity will gradually erode tooth enamel as it grows. At first, the damage is relatively small, and it can be addressed with a dental filling that closes the space o=on your tooth opened by decay. However, the harm done by a cavity will become serious enough to require something more supportive than a filling. If a larger cavity affects your smile, your Prairie Village, KS dentist can help by providing a custom dental crown. A crown is a restoration that completely covers a tooth above the gum line. You will receive a dental crown that is custom-made to comfortably fit your tooth. The restoration can be made from one of many materials, including substances that can imitate your healthy tooth structure.
Cavities Require Restorative Treatment From Your Dentist
Any cavity, even one that is still small enough for treatment with a filling, needs to be treated by your dentist. Until the appropriate work takes place, decay will continue to spread and do more harm to your tooth structure. The more time you wait to schedule treatment, the more damage your tooth will suffer. In addition to doing more damage to your tooth structure, a larger cavity can infect the interior of your tooth and cause pain and sensitivity issues.
Receiving A Custom Dental Crown
Upon evaluating your tooth and confirming that you need a crown, your dentist can start plans to restore your vulnerable tooth. We will carefully measure the tooth to see what shape and size restoration you require. If you are receiving a porcelain or zirconia crown, we can also take a color match to determine its tint. Some preparatory work will take place to give your restoration space to stay secure. Once your crown is created, your dentist will set it in place to provide long-term protection!
What Can You Do To Avoid Future Problems With Your Smile?
Stay current with regular dental exams in order to limit your risk for advanced tooth decay. By scheduling a checkup every six months, you can make sure your teeth are closely looked at for any signs of decay before complications arise. In addition to relying on your dentist’s help, make sure you do your part to prevent cavities by thoroughly brushing and flossing, and by keeping your sugar consumption limited.
Dr. Browne Can Restore A Tooth Damaged By Decay With A Custom Crown
Dr. Browne is ready to restore your smile and oral health with a custom dental crown! With these stable restorations, we can protect vulnerable teeth, provide bite support, and even restore the way that you look! If you would like to know more about our restorative, cosmetic, and preventive services, please contact our Prairie Village, KS dental office today at 913-901-8585.