It is very important to get a cavity fixed as soon as possible. Cavities grow and the bacteria can easily spread to the next tooth. If the decay in a tooth becomes large and advanced, there will not be enough healthy tooth structure for a filling to attach/ bond to. In this case, a crown (cap) would need to be placed on top of the tooth in order to restore its appearance and function. During this procedure, the tooth is reduced in size, an impression is made, and a temporary crown is placed.
The impression is sent to the lab in order for the crown to be fabricated out of strong, durable porcelain. In approximately two weeks, the crown is received from the lab and cemented on top of the patient’s tooth.
Adjustments are made to ensure the patient’s bite
is correct and comfortable.