Dental fillings are crafted from special materials that prove immune to tooth decay. They are bonded or cemented to the surrounding tooth enamel with a strong dental adhesive. This ensure the repaired tooth will last for many years ahead.
Should a second cavity develop on the same tooth, there might not be sufficient tooth enamel remaining to anchor another dental filling. In a situation like this, Dr. Jody W. Adams might recommend a total crown restoration.
This mode of treatment will fully replace the tooth’s enamel layer with another material such as gold, base metal alloys, or dental porcelain.
After removing all traces of remaining tooth enamel and the previous filling Dr. Jody W. Adams will form an impression of the area. It will later serve as a guide for the dental technicians who will be tasked with creating your new dental crown.
If the restored tooth will be highly visible in your smile, our dentist will likely suggest using a porcelain dental crown. This material can be shaded to match natural tooth enamel making it indistinguishable from the neighboring teeth.
When it’s ready, our team will cement your dental crown in place with a strong dental adhesive.
If you are in the Brigham City, Utah, area and you have a previously repaired tooth with a new cavity, you should call 435.723.6120 to seek timely treatment at Smile 2 Heart Dental.