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Tooth decay is always a serious dental issue. Ignoring a cavity, can allow the problem to spread. If too much enamel is compromised, your dentist, Dr. Ryan Wilson, might recommend having the entire enamel layer replaced by a dental crown in Farmington, New Mexico.

The process starts with your dentist examining the tooth to assess its overall health. If the area of decay extends deep down into the internal structures of the tooth, you might need a root canal to restore sufficient tooth structure to mount a crown.

Then, your Canyon Dental Care dentist will create an abutment by removing the majority of the tooth’s enamel layer. Later, this abutment will serve as an anchor to keep your new crown in place.

Your dentist will then make a detailed impression of the abutment and corresponding teeth. This impression will be sent to our professional dental lab, which is where your final crown is made. A hard, plastic, temporary crown is cemented over the abutment to keep it safe while you wait for the dental lab technicians to complete your new crown.

After the dental lab has finished your new crown, we will call you in for a short second appointment. During this appointment, the temporary crown will be removed and your new permanent crown will be cemented into place.

If you have a tooth with a large cavity, you should not delay in calling Canyon Dental Care at (505) 278.7007 to schedule an appointment.