Individuals who frequently struggle to maintain good oral hygiene habits are at increased risk of suffering a cavity on one of their teeth. If you also have a bad habit of skipping a routine dental checkup, an area of tooth decay can go undetected, allowing it to compromise a large area of previously healthy tooth enamel.
Early signs of a significant problem could include worsening sensitivity in the affected tooth, a dental fracture, or growing discomfort. If you have noticed anything wrong with one of your teeth you need to have it examined by a dentist like Dr. Alexis Mai.
Once the tooth has been accurately diagnosed she will explain your treatment options. In many of these cases our dentist needs to perform a dental crown restoration to effectively replace the tooth’s enamel layer with a durable dental material.
The treatment process starts with her numbing the tooth before using professional tools and techniques to remove whatever remains of the original enamel layer. The remaining abutment of dentin will eventually serve as an anchor for the dental crown.
It will be created according exacting standards from a durable material that rivals the strength of natural tooth enamel. Once it has been cemented onto the abutment your new dental crown will fully restore the tooth’s essential function in your mouth.
If you live in the Cincinnati, Ohio, area and you have noticed a problem with one of your teeth, you should call 513-771-5212 to seek timely treatment at Elite Cosmetic and Family Dentistry.