Crowns Can Help Restore a Tooth with a Large Cavity
Posted on 7/13/2019 by Keith Boenning, DDS
When a tooth has a large cavity in it that opens up the inside of the tooth, then this is a problem that we need to address. Having this issue is not something you should take lightly. When the tooth is open, it is able to get a host of bacteria inside it.
This can cause infections and pain for the patient. Do not let it get this bad. If you notice that you have a large cavity, always give our office a call and we will fit you in as soon as possible to fix the situation.
Fixing a Large Cavity
The cavity will need to be drilled out and cleaned before anything can be done for it. It will have to be filled in with the cavity material that provides a way to prevent bacteria from entering it while still trying to hold up to your bite forces for that tooth. However, once this is done, the tooth may not be as structurally sound as it once was. This means that it has to be capped and covered.
Once we crown the tooth, it holds the walls of the tooth together, so you don't have to worry about the tooth breaking or crumbling when you bite down on something or hit the tooth. This is one of the biggest worries we hear from our patients, which is why the crown is something we recommend.
If you have a large cavity or any other dental issue happening, give our office a call. We are a knowledgeable and friendly staff of professionals that are able to help with a number of dental problems. All you have to do is call, let us know what is happening, and we can get you in to have the issues looked at.
This is especially important if you have a pressing dental issue that should be looked at sooner, rather than later.