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When a cavity goes undetected or undiagnosed, the demineralized area of tooth enamel can gradually spread. This process of tooth decay could also be accelerated if you are lax to brush your teeth each morning and night, or you fail to floss every day.

As an increasing amount of tooth enamel is compromised you might notice gradually worsening sensitivity and discomfort in the tooth. In a case where a significant amount of healthy tooth enamel has been lost Dr. Galina Zhukova might recommend performing a dental crown restoration.

First he will need to create an abutment capable of anchoring the dental crown. This is done by removing the entire tooth enamel layer, leaving behind the underlying healthy dentin.

Next, an impression will be prepared of the area, including the related teeth in your bite pattern. The abutment will then be covered with a temporary crown and the impression will be sent to a dental lab where your dental crown is made.

A porcelain dental crown is often used to restore a tooth that is visible in your smile. A dental crown made of a durable base metal or gold alloy might be called for to restore a tooth located in the back of your mouth.

You will need to return to Paramus Dental & Implant Center when the dental crown is ready. The dental crown will then be cemented onto the abutment to complete the restoration process.   

If you live in the Rochelle Park, New Jersey, area and you have a tooth suffering from an untreated cavity, you should call 201-518-9795 to schedule treatment with Dr. Galina Zhukova and his team.