A standard dental filling is meant to repair a tooth for many years. However, they are not invulnerable to the passage of time and complications from poor oral hygiene. This can weaken the original bond between the surrounding tooth enamel and the filling material.
If you notice a change in the tooth’s texture, increased sensitivity, or a mild tooth in a tooth with a dental filling, you should not delay in seeking treatment with Dr. John A. Johnson Jr..
With a basic examination, Dr. John A. Johnson Jr. can quickly assess the severity of the problem. If there isn’t enough viable tooth enamel remaining to anchor a new filling Dr. John A. Johnson Jr. might recommend treating the tooth with a dental crown. This will essentially replicate the entire tooth enamel layer with an alternate dental material.
The treatment process starts with Dr. John A. Johnson Jr. removing the tooth enamel, leaving behind a small post-like structure called an abutment. This will eventually anchor the dental crown in your mouth.
A detailed impression will be made of to the abutment and the surrounding teeth. This will also include the relationship with the other teeth in your bite pattern. It will be sent to a dental lab to aid special dental technicians in creating your crown. To protect the abutment from harm Dr. John A. Johnson Jr. will secure a hard-plastic temporary crown over it.
When your dental crown is ready you will need to return to Dr. John A. Johnson Jr.’s office. Then hewill then cement your permanent crown in place with a strong dental adhesive.