A Dental Crown Is Often Needed to Treat a Tooth with a Large Cavity

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When a cavity goes unnoticed or untreated the tooth decay will gradually continue to spread. This process can be accelerated by an inconsistent daily oral hygiene routine or avoiding your routine dental checkup at Findlay Dental Group.

If a cavity grows too large for Dr. Kathryn Lewis to repair the tooth with a dental filling, they might recommend restoring the entire tooth enamel layer with a dental crown.

The treatment process starts with Dr. Kathryn Lewis numbing the tooth before using a special dental drill to remove the tooth enamel layer. This leaves behind a healthy dentin abutment capable of anchoring a dental crown made from either gold, base metals, or dental grade porcelain.

Dr. Kathryn Lewis will then prepare an impression of the abutment and the surrounding teeth. This is sent to a dental lab to serve as a guide for the technicians that will create your dental crown.

You will need to return to Findlay Dental Group for a short follow-up appointment when your dental crown is ready. Dr. Kathryn Lewis will then cement it in place with a strong dental grade adhesive.

If you live in Findlay, Ohio, and you have a tooth suffering from a large cavity, you should call 419-423-0343 to schedule an appointment at Findlay Dental Group.