When a cavity forms on a tooth, it will inevitably spread. The larger the cavity, the faster it can spread. Without timely treatment, this could compromise so much of the tooth enamel that your dentist, Dr. Robert Marder, cannot repair it with a basic filling. In order to treat the problem, he we might recommend restoring the tooth with a dental crown in New City, New York.
The process starts with your dentist examining the tooth to assess the severity of the decay. If the decay has penetrated the pulp or root of the tooth, a root canal might need to be performed. This involves excising the decayed material before restoring the integrity of the tooth with alternate materials.
If the interior of the tooth is still healthy, your dentist will use a drill to remove all of the tooth enamel. This leaves behind a post-like abutment that encases the pulp and root of the tooth.
Your dentist will then take an impression of the area, which will be sent to the dental lab where your final crown will be made. Then, a hard, plastic, temporary crown will be cemented over the abutment to protect it.
We will call you to schedule a second appointment when your new crown is ready. This appointment will be brief because the temporary crown will be removed and your new crown will be cemented into place.
If you have a large cavity on one of your teeth, you should not delay in calling Robert W Marder DMD, PLLC at 212-265-8291 to seek timely treatment.