A Large Cavity Needs Professional Treatment

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If you do not brush your teeth twice a day and floss once a day, plaque acids, and bacterial deposits in your mouth could create a cavity. Without the attention of our dentist, Dr. Joseph Neeley an area of tooth decay will continue to grow.

Sometimes a simple dental filling can be used to treat a minor cavity. But in a case where a significant amount of tooth enamel has been compromised Dr. Joseph Neeley might recommend a dental crown. To place a crown, the dentist will remove the enamel of the tooth, leaving the dentin to support the crown. An impression will be taken of the area which will be used to create the new crown. If you are not receiving a same-day crown, you will be given a temporary one to wear while your permanent is being crafted. When it is ready, the new crown will be cemented in place, and should serve you well for many years if given the proper care. A dental crown that is visible in your smile will likely be made from special dental grade porcelain-ceramic. Durable metal alloys or gold might be used for to restore a tooth located in the back of your mouth.

If you live in the Austin, Texas, area and you have a tooth suffering from a large cavity, you should call 512-327-6947 to schedule treatment from Dr. Joseph Neeley.