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A Front Tooth with a Cavity Might Need Treatment with a Porcelain Crown

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Your front teeth play a wide variety of roles. Not only do they present the appearance of your smile to the people you meet, but they also bite into hard foods and they can even play a role in the clarity of your speech. When a cavity forms on a front tooth, it might be repaired at Keystone Dental Group with a simple composite resin filling.

Sometimes a tooth in the front of your mouth might naturally have a shallow amount of tooth enamel. If a cavity spreads too fast, there might not be enough healthy enamel to repair the tooth with a filling. To effectively treat a tooth in this condition, Dr. Fahad Javed might recommend restoring the entirety of the tooth enamel with a porcelain dental crown.

This will replicate the original tooth enamel with a special dental-grade porcelain material. It can be shaded to match the other teeth in your smile to look like a natural tooth.

To mount the crown, your dentist will first need to form an abutment out of the core of the tooth by removing the tooth enamel with a drill. This post-like structure will later anchor the crown in your mouth.

Your dentist will then create a detailed impression of the area. This will be sent to our off-site dental lab where your new crown will be custom made. A temporary crown will then be secured over the abutment to keep it safe while you await the completion of your crown.

When your porcelain crown is ready, your dentist will cement it in place using a strong dental adhesive.

If you have a cavity on a front tooth and you live in the Indianapolis, Indiana, area, you should call 317-222-4102 to have it restored at Keystone Dental Group.