Poor oral hygiene empowers the natural bacteria living in your mouth to exploit areas of weakened tooth enamel. Without timely detection and treatment, the resulting tooth decay can sacrifice too much enamel for your dentists, Dr. Price and Dr. Bauscher, to repair it with a filling. In a case like this, they might recommend a dental crown in Houston, Texas.
Your dentists will start by examining the tooth to assess the extent of the decay. Then, your dentists will use a drill to remove the tooth enamel and form an abutment out of the core of the tooth. This post-like structure will later anchor the crown in your mouth.
They will then create a detailed impression of the abutment and any other corresponding teeth. This will be sent to our off-site dental lab where your new crown will be prepared. A temporary crown will be secured over the abutment to keep it safe while you await completion of your crown.
When the dental lab technician has finished your new crown, we will call you in for a brief follow-up appointment. The temporary crown will be removed and your new crown will be cemented into place.
If you have a tooth with a large or otherwise untreated cavity, you should not delay in calling 281-493-1550 to have it diagnosed and repaired at Price Dental Associates.