A Crown Might Be Called for to Effectively Restore a Severely Decayed Tooth

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There are times when even the most effective oral hygiene routine just isn’t enough to keep an area of decay from forming on one of your teeth. If it is left untreated, this decay can spread to compromise a significant amount of the tooth. If the decay is too extensive to be repaired by a filling, our dentist in Corona Del Mar, California, will likely recommend installing a porcelain crown to restore the damaged tooth.

The first step in the process involves having Dr. Douglas Hauck forming an abutment by removing the majority of the tooth’s enamel layer. This abutment will later serve to anchor your permanent crown in place.

Then, Dr. Douglas Hauck will take a detailed impression of the abutment and all other corresponding teeth. This will be sent to a dental lab, where your new crown is made. A temporary crown is placed over the abutment to keep it safe, while you wait for the dental lab to complete your final crown.

When the porcelain crown is ready our office will call you in for a brief follow-up appointment. The temporary crown is then removed and Dr. Douglas Hauck will cement your new permanent crown in place. 

If you have a tooth suffering from a large cavity, you should not delay in contacting our team in Newport Beach, California at 949-729-9950 to seek timely treatment. We are always ready to help you achieve and maintain a healthy, confident smile!