A Tooth with a Large Cavity Might Need a Crown

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Having a dental checkup performed twice each year by our dentist, Dr. Tre' DeFelice is an essential part of maintaining a healthy mouth. During this appointment, we will clean your teeth, polish away minor dental stains and also monitor your mouth for any developing oral health problems.

Your examination includes looking for tooth decay and gum disease. If the dentist finds an active area of concern he will present you with treatment options. However, a cavity can develop on one or your teeth between your dental checkups. If you are also in the habit of putting off your regularly scheduled appointments, the area of tooth decay will have time to grow. In some cases, there might not be sufficient healthy tooth enamel remaining for the dentist to repair your tooth with a filling. In a case like this he might recommend performing a dental crown restoration. This treatment process replaces the tooth’s enamel layer with a special type of dental material. To do this Dr. DeFelice removes any remaining tooth enamel to reveal the underlying dentin layer of the tooth. Once this is done he will then create an impression of the tooth and the surrounding area. That impression will be used by a dental lab that will create your new crown. When your crown is ready. Dr. DeFelice will cement it in place with a strong dental adhesive to complete the dental restoration.

If you live in the Metairie, Louisiana, region, and you suspect a cavity has developed on one of your teeth, you should call 504-833-4300 to seek treatment at DeFelice Dental LLC.