If you put off your routine dental checkup, a small cavity on a tooth can go undetected. As time goes on the untreated area of tooth decay can start to spread. Sometimes the affected tooth can also suffer a significant fracture.
If you have noticed a problem with one of your teeth it’s best to have it examined as soon as possible by a dentist like Dr. Parker Long. Left untreated the cavity or fractured tooth enamel could start to affect the sensitive pulp or root of the tooth.
After an essential examination, which may include some X-rays, he will explain your treatment options. Sometimes a dental crown restoration is the best method for addressing a tooth that has lost a significant amount of healthy enamel.
The process will ultimately replace the tooth’s enamel layer with another durable material. If the treated tooth will appear when you smile, our dentist might recommend a porcelain dental crown, which can be shaded to match the surrounding natural teeth.
Once it has been prepared and cemented onto the remaining healthy core of the tooth, your new dental crown will restore the basic function of your previously compromised tooth.
If you live in the College Station, Texas, area and you have noticed a problem developing with one of your teeth, you should call 979-846-0082 to have it examined and treated at Long Family & Cosmetic Dentistry.