When tooth decay first forms on a tooth, it is often small and can sometimes go undetected. If you are remiss to attend one of your regularly scheduled dental checkups at Dr. Reeve Abraben’s Lake City, Florida clinic, the yet undetected cavity could continue to grow. In time, it might become too large for a standard filling to effectively repair.
To properly treat a tooth in this condition Dr. Reeve Abraben might recommend a crown restoration. This will effectively treat the tooth decay by replacing the entire tooth enamel layer with an alternative material such as gold, porcelain, or a basic metallic alloy.
This type of dental restoration occurs in two distinct phases. At your first appointment, Dr. Reeve Abraben will use a special dental drill to remove the tooth enamel from the tooth to create an abutment. This a healthy pillar of dentin will safely protect the sensitive pulp and root within.
Then he will prepare an impression of the area. This is sent to a dental lab to serve as a guide while they work to create your permanent crown.
A member of Dr. Reeve Abraben’s staff will call you to schedule a short follow up appointment once the crown has been completed. The temporary crown will be removed and a special dental cement will be used to secure the crown onto the prepared abutment.
If you live in Lake City, Florida and you have a tooth suffering from a large cavity, you should call 386.752.1342 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Reeve Abraben