With early detection during your regular dental checkup at the office of Bradley L. Dyer DDS PC, a small cavity can be treated with a dental filling. Should you choose to procrastinate your checkup, the tooth decay will continue to spread. In time, so much of the tooth could be compromised that Dr. Bradley Dyer needs to fix the tooth with a dental crown restoration.
This two-stage method of treatment will replace the entire tooth enamel layer with a shell made from porcelain, gold, or metallic alloy.
Dr. Bradley Dyer will start by examining the tooth and taking some X-rays. Then, he will begin the process of forming an abutment. This is done by using a drill to remove the entire tooth enamel layer. This leaves behind the healthy core.
A detailed impression of the abutment and surrounding teeth will be made. Then, the abutment will be covered with a temporary crown. The impression will be sent to an off-site a dental lab technician who will make your new crown.
When your crown is ready, Dr. Bradley Dyer will call you back in for a second appointment. This appointment will be brief as all he needs to do is remove the temporary crown and cement the new crown into place.
If you live in the Sevierville, Tennessee, area and you have a tooth suffering from an untreated cavity, you should call 865-453-2731 to have it treated and restored by Dr. Bradley Dyer.