Small cavities can often be repaired by having Drs. Collier, Goettsch, Stecklein, and Oetken apply a dental filling. However, there are times when a cavity is so large that there simply isn’t enough healthy tooth enamel remaining to anchor a dental filling. This is even more likely to be the case if the tooth has suffered a dental fracture or was previously restored.
In a case like this, our dentists might recommend restoring the tooth with a dental crown in Manchester, Iowa. This will replace the entire tooth enamel layer with an alternative material such as gold, porcelain, or a blend of base metals.
The treatment process starts with our dentists numbing the tooth before shaping the enamel layer. Eventually, your prepared tooth will anchor your dental crown in place.
An impression will be prepared of the tooth and the surrounding teeth. This is sent to a dental lab to serve as a guide for the technicians that will create your dental crown.
A member of our team will call you to schedule a short follow-up appointment when your dental crown is ready. At this appointment, the temporary crown will be removed and your new dental crown will be cemented onto the tooth.
If you have a tooth suffering from a large cavity, you should call 563-927-4746 to schedule an appointment at Dental Associates of Manchester.