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Cavities are often the result of poor oral hygiene practices. As plaque acids build up in your mouth it can weaken your tooth enamel allowing oral bacteria to cause tooth decay. While it often starts out small a cavity like this can quickly spread without professional dental care.

If a cavity grows too large to be repaired by a standard amalgam or composite dental filling, Dr. Randal Brown might recommend treating the tooth by performing with a dental crown restoration. This will fully replace the remaining tooth enamel layer with an alternate material. Most dental crowns are created from gold, dental porcelain, or base metal alloys. These materials will be impervious to future tooth decay.

The treatment starts with Dr. Randal Brown using a special dental drill to remove any remaining traces of tooth enamel. This leaves behind an anchoring abutment formed from the underlying dentin. This will eventually secure the dental crown in your mouth.

Dr. Randal Brown will then prepare a detailed impression of the abutment and surrounding teeth. This will be sent to a dental lab to guide technicians in creating your crown. You will need to return for a second appointment when the dental crown is ready. This session will be brief as Dr. Randal Brown cements the dental crown onto the abutment with a strong dental adhesive.

If you live in the Strasburg, Pennsylvania, area and you have a tooth suffering from a large cavity, you should call 717-687-9366 to have it treated at Randal Brown.