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If you take a casual approach to your oral hygiene routine, you could be at increased risk of suffering from tooth decay and periodontal health problems. If you also have a bad habit of putting off your dental checkups a small cavity can go undetected and untreated. As the area of tooth decay grows you will likely experience heightened sensitivity and discomfort in the compromised tooth.

To treat a tooth in this condition a dentist like Dr. Thi Hoang or Dr. Thanh Pham might recommend a dental crown restoration. The treatment process will essentially replace the tooth’s enamel layer with a durable dental material.

To do this our dentist will carefully remove whatever remains of the remaining tooth enamel layer to leaves behind a pillar of healthy dentin. The abutment will essentially provide an anchor for the eventual dental crown.

You will need to return for a follow-up appointment when your dental crown is ready. Our dentist will cement it onto the dentin abutment with a strong dental grade adhesive.

In the future you might want to apply increased focus while performing your oral hygiene routine. Brushing your teeth twice each day with a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste will help clean the faces of your teeth while maintaining strong tooth enamel. You also need to remember to floss between each of your teeth and along the gumline at least once per day. With consistency these measures will help reduce your chances of suffering future cavities.

If you live in Fremont, California, and you have noticed a cavity on one of your teeth, we invite you to call 510.794.7900 to schedule an appointment at Mowry Dental.