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Cavities are often the unfortunate result of poor oral hygiene. Once one forms, the natural bacteria living in your mouth will gradually encourage it to spread.

With timely treatment at Jeff Jones, DDS, a small cavity can be repaired by an amalgam or composite resin filling. If the cavity has compromised a large area of tooth enamel, the tooth might not have enough viable surface area for the filling to adhere to.

To effectively treat a tooth in this condition, Dr. Jeffrey V. Jones might suggest a dental crown restoration.

This is a two-stage treatment that starts with a thorough examination of the tooth in question. It’s important to make sure that no new cavities have developed. Dr. Jeffrey V. Jones will then remove the tooth enamel, leaving behind a small post-like structure called an abutment.  This will eventually anchor your new crown.

An impression will then be cast of the abutment and the surrounding teeth before covering it with a temporary crown. The impression will be sent to a dental lab to serve as a guide while the technicians prepare the dental crown in Dallas, Texas.

You will need to come in for the second stage of the treatment when your new crown is ready. The temporary crown will be removed and your new crown will be cemented into place.

If you have a tooth suffering from a large cavity, you should call 214.824.2130 to seek treatment at Dr. Jeffrey V. Jones’s clinic.