A Tooth That Has Lost a Filling Might Need to Be Restored by a Crown

A Tooth That Has Lost a Filling Might Need to Be Restored by a Crown

As time passes, the pervasive bacteria in your mouth can start to erode the integrity of the cement holding one of your fillings in place. Sometimes you’ll notice a change in texture or color when a filling is about to go bad. However, there are times when there simply is no overt sign. You might wake up one morning or finish a meal and realize that a filling is gone.

In a situation like this, Dr. Kenneth Pollary will usually recommend restoring the entire enamel layer of the tooth with a crown.

A crown is essentially a perfect replica of the enamel layer of the tooth. They are often made from either porcelain, gold, or base metal alloys. The crown itself is hollow, to allow it to be anchored on a post-like abutment formed from the core structures of the tooth.

After removing all of the tooth enamel, Dr. Kenneth Pollary will make an impression of the abutment and the surrounding teeth. This will be sent to a dental lab where your permanent crown is made.

Dr. Kenneth Pollary will then secure a hard plastic cap, called a temporary crown, over the abutment. This temporary crown does not actually restore the full function of the tooth. It is only meant to protect the abutment while you wait for your permanent crown to be ready.

Dr. Kenneth Pollary will call you back in for a follow up appointment when your permanent crown is ready. Then he will remove the temporary crown and your new crown is cemented securely into place.

If you have a bad filling or you’ve recently lost a filling, you should not delay in calling Dr. Kenneth Pollary’s office in Colorado Springs, Colorado at 719-591-0750 to have the problem treated. Any delay could result in serious complications.


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