A Tooth with a Large Cavity Might Require a Dental Crown

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The contoured areas of your teeth can sometimes trap food particles, plaque, and other materials. If you do not brush or floss on a regular basis, these substances can lead to tooth decay, which could in turn become a large cavity. You might notice a change in the texture of your tooth, of increased discomfort or sensitivity.

If you have any concerns about one of your teeth you shouldn’t wait for your next dental checkup to have the problem examined by our dentist, Dr. Jeffrey Neal. In a case where a large amount of tooth enamel has been compromised by tooth decay, or the tooth has already had extensive dental work, the dentist might recommend a dental crown. To place a crown, the dentist will remove the existing tooth enamel layer to expose the dentin, which will support the crown. The dental crown itself will be created at a state of the art dental lab. When it’s ready Dr. Jeffrey Neal will cement it into place with a strong dental adhesive. This will restore the tooth’s basic function for many years yet to come.

If you live in the Henrico, Virginia, area and you suspect a large cavity has developed on one of your teeth, you should call 804-447-1435 to set up an appointment with the dental professionals at Who Does Your Teeth.