When a cavity is not repaired in a timely manner, the decay can spread through the tooth’s enamel and cause significant damage. If the area goes untreated for too long, there might not be enough healthy enamel remaining for your dentist, Dr. Sohrab Saghezchi, to repair it with a filling.
In a situation like this, your dentist’s only viable treatment option is to completely replace all of the tooth’s enamel with a dental crown in Mill Valley, California.
A crown can be made from a variety of different materials. The one that is right for your tooth will depend on the tooth’s primary function in your mouth and its visibility in your smile.
Dr. Sohrab Saghezchi will start the treatment by removing the tooth enamel. This creates an abutment that consists of the dentin and other internal structures of the tooth. Then, he will form an impression of the abutment and surrounding teeth. A temporary crown is then placed over the abutment and the impression is sent off to the dental lab where your crown will be made.
A member of our Southern Marin Dental team will call you to schedule a second appointment when your permanent crown is ready. This appointment will be brief. Your dentist will remove the temporary crown and will cement your permanent crown in place.
If you have a badly decayed tooth, you should call our office at 415-578-5879 to have it treated and repaired.