Small cavities can often be repaired by having Dr. Connaughton apply a dental filling. However, there are times when a cavity is so large that there isn’t enough healthy tooth enamel remaining to anchor a dental filling. This is even more likely to be the case if the tooth has suffered a dental fracture or was previously restored.
In a case like this, Dr. Connaughton might recommend restoring the tooth with a dental crown in Boise, Idaho. This will replace the tooth enamel layer with an alternative material.
The treatment process starts with our dentist numbing the tooth and the surrounding area to ensure your comfort. The tooth enamel will then be shaped to allow room for your dental crown. Eventually, your prepared tooth will anchor your dental crown in place.
An impression will be prepared of the tooth and the surrounding teeth. This is sent to a dental lab to serve as a guide for the technicians that will create your crown.
A member of our team will call you to schedule a follow-up appointment when your dental crown is complete. At this appointment, the temporary crown will be removed and your new dental crown will be permanently cemented onto the tooth.
If you have a tooth suffering from a large cavity, you should call 208-286-2699 to schedule a visit at Tree City Family Dental. We look forward to restoring the health of your smile!