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Our Madison Dental Spa dentist commonly uses fillings to repair modest-sized cavities. While fillings are meant to last for a long time, they rarely last forever. The bigger and older a filling is, the more likely it is to fail. If a filling goes bad, it might allow bacteria to cause further decay in the enamel of the tooth.

If the tooth lacks sufficient enamel to be repaired with a new filling, Dr. Moumen Almouzayn might recommend having the tooth restored with a crown. A dental crown in Madison, Connecticut, basically replaces the enamel layer of a tooth while leaving the healthy internal structures intact.

The industry’s standard materials for a dental crown include gold, base metals or porcelain. The material your Madison Dental Spa dentist recommends for your crown will be influenced by the tooth’s primary function in your mouth and its appearance in your smile.

At your first appointment, your dentist will use a drill to remove the majority of the enamel of the tooth to form an abutment. An impression will then be made of the smile and will be sent to a dental lab. The impression will serve as a guide for dental lab technicians who prepare your permanent crown. While you wait, you will be given a temporary crown.

After the technicians have completed your permanent crown, we will call you back in for a short second appointment. During this appointment, your temporary crown will be carefully removed and your new permanent crown will be cemented in place.

If you’re missing a filling on one of your teeth, you should call Madison Dental Spa as soon as possible at 203.245.5101 to explore your treatment options.