Individuals who struggle to maintain consistent oral hygiene habits are at increased risk of suffering from tooth decay. If you also have a bad habit of skipping your dental checkups at Plantation Smile Care a small cavity can grow large and lead to increasing discomfort.
In a case like this, our dentists, Drs. Disha Mankame, Gauri Mankame, or Dipak Mankame might recommend performing a dental crown restoration to address the affected tooth. This treatment process will essentially replace the tooth’s enamel layer with another durable material.
It starts with carefully removing whatever remains of the tooth’s enamel layer. This leaves behind a pillar of healthy dentin which is known as an abutment. It 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. We will then cement it in place with a strong dental grade adhesive.
Going forward you might want to address the oral hygiene issues that lead to the cavity. This includes making sure you are brushing your teeth twice each day with a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. You also need to make sure that you are flossing between each of your teeth and along the gumline at least once per day. Having one of our dentists perform a dental checkup twice a year will help catch any oral health problems before they have a chance to worsen.
If you live in Plantation, Florida, and you are having a problem with one of your teeth, we invite you to call 954-791-1630 to schedule an appointment at Plantation Smile Care.