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Cavities can form on a tooth when poor oral hygiene allows the bacteria in your mouth to exploit the tooth enamel. If the decay is severe, you might need to have the entire tooth enamel layer restored by a dental crown.

The treatment starts with Dr. Guarnieri examining the tooth and taking some X-rays. Assuming the decay has not penetrated the interior of the tooth, he can begin the process of forming an abutment. This is done by using a drill to remove the majority of the tooth enamel, leaving behind the healthy core.

Your dentist will then make a detailed impression of the abutment and surrounding teeth. Then, the abutment will be covered by a hard, plastic, temporary crown. The impression will be sent off to a dental lab technician who will make your new crown.

When your crown is ready, Dr. Guarnieri will call you back in for a second appointment. This appointment will be brief because all he needs to do is remove the temporary crown and cement the new crown into place.

If you have a tooth suffering from a large or otherwise untreated cavity, you should call 321-594-2427 to schedule an appointment at Dental Partners Longwood. We’re happy to see if a dental crown in Longwood, Florida, is right for you!