A significant cavity can cause pain and compromise your ability to chew food. In some cases, your dentist, Dr. Jorge Pinera, might be able to repair the cavity with a large filling. However, if the decay is significant, there might not be enough tooth enamel remaining to anchor a filling. In this case, he generally recommends restoring the entire enamel layer of the tooth with a dental crown in Houston, Texas.
Having a tooth restored by a crown requires two separate appointments. The process begins with your dentist examining the tooth and taking some X-rays. Assuming that the interior structures of the tooth are healthy, he can begin the process of forming an abutment.
Your dentist, Dr. Jorge Pinera, will first use a drill to remove the majority of the enamel layer of the tooth, leaving the healthy interior of the tooth. This is known as an abutment. This will later anchor the crown in place.
Then, an impression will be made of the abutment and the surrounding teeth and it will be sent off to the dental lab that will custom make your new crown.
We will call you back into Sensitive Dental for the second appointment when your crown is completed. During this appointment, your dentist will remove the temporary crown and cement your new permanent crown into place.
If you have a significant cavity, you should call Sensitive Dental at 281-531-1000 to schedule an appointment.