If you sometimes struggle to maintain a consistent oral hygiene routine the excess bacterial deposits in your mouth can start to promote tooth enamel demineralization. If you also have a bad habit of skipping your dental checkups at Preferred Dental Care an undetected cavity could develop into a severe case of tooth decay.
Patients suffering from a badly decayed tooth might need a dentist like Dr. Chris A. Gipe to perform a dental crown restoration. This mode of treatment will eventually replace the tooth’s enamel layer with a durable dental material.
The process starts with him numbing the tooth and the local soft tissues with an injection of procaine. Then he will remove whatever remains of the original tooth enamel layer to prepare an abutment. This small post of dentin will eventually anchor the dental crown.
A detailed impression will be prepared of the abutment and all other related teeth in the area. It will be sent to a professional dental lab to guide the dental technicians who will produce your dental crown. After it has been cemented onto the abutment the dental crown will fully restore the tooth’s essential function in your mouth.
If you live in the Los Alamitos, California, area and you suspect a cavity has developed on one of your teeth, you should call 562-431-1349 to seek timely treatment at Preferred Dental Care.