Your twice-daily brushing efforts are intended to remove plaque and lingering food material from the surfaces of your teeth. It’s also important to remember to floss between each of your teeth and along the gumline once per day. With consistency, these measures will help you prevent problems with gum disease and tooth decay.
Even seemingly occasional lapses in your oral hygiene habits or missing one of your dental checkups with Dr. Virginia Sharpe can significantly increase your chances of suffering a cavity on one of your teeth. Without timely attention from our dentist, even a small area of tooth decay could worsen into a significant oral health problem.
In a case where the compromised tooth doesn’t have enough healthy tooth enamel to effectively secure a dental filling, our dentist might recommend performing a dental crown restoration. The treatment process is intended to fully replace the tooth’s original enamel layer with a durable dental material. Most are made from dental grade porcelain, gold or an alloy of base metals.
The process starts with our dentist removing any remaining tooth enamel and preparing a detailed impression. Your new dental crown will then be produced from the appropriate materials. When it’s ready our dentist will cement the dental crown into place with a special type of dental adhesive to fully restore the tooth’s essential function in your mouth.
If you are in the Santa Fe, New Mexico, region and you have a tooth with a large cavity, you should call 505-982-4686 to have it examined and treated at Sharpe Dental Studio.