The 32 permanent teeth in your mouth have various shapes and sizes that correspond to their location and primary purpose. Some of the teeth in the front of your mouth can be small. When a cavity develops on one of them there might not be sufficient tooth enamel remaining to successfully install a dental filling
In a case like this, an experienced dentist like Dr. Gloria Stingley might recommend performing a dental crown restoration. This will effectively replace the tooth’s enamel layer with an alternate dental material.
This treatment process starts with Dr. Gloria Stingley carefully removing most of the existing tooth enamel layer, which leaves behind a healthy dentin pillar which is known as an abutment. It will effectively anchor the dental crown in place.
You will need to return to Carter-Rockbridge General Dentistry P.C. for a follow-up appointment when your dental crown is ready. It will then cement it in place with a strong dental grade adhesive to complete the dental restoration.
If you live in Norcross, Georgia, and you suspect a cavity has developed on one of your teeth, you should call 770-662-5955 to schedule an appointment at Carter-Rockbridge General Dentistry P.C..