A Tooth with an Old Filling Might Need a Dental Crown

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A tooth that has multiple fillings might not have a lot of remaining healthy tooth enamel. If one or more of these fillings fail or fall out, Dr. Pantea Nooraee might recommend restoring the entire enamel layer with a dental crown in Frisco, Texas.

First, he will want to examine the tooth in question and take some X-rays. It’s important to make sure that no new areas of decay have developed. Then, he will remove all of the tooth enamel, leaving behind a small, post-like structure called an abutment. This will eventually serve to anchor your new crown.

Dr. Pantea Nooraee will then make an impression of the abutment before covering it with a hard, plastic, temporary crown. The impression will be sent to a dental lab to serve as a guide while the technicians prepare the crown.

Dr. Pantea Nooraee will call you in for a short follow-up appointment when your new crown is ready. The temporary crown will be removed and your new crown will be cemented into place during this appointment.

If you have a tooth with multiple fillings and you have lost one of them, you should not delay in contacting Twins Family Dentistry at 972-335-3000 to seek timely treatment and repair.