Your molars are often needed to chew and grind hard foods. If one or more of your molars is fractured or compromised by a large cavity, it can seriously impair the function of your mouth and limit the foods you can enjoy. Here at Palm Court Dental, our dentist often recommends restoring a compromised molar with a dental crown that is made from either gold or base metal alloys.
Dr. Ricky Chung will start treatment by forming an abutment out of the core of the tooth. Your dentist will do this by removing all of the tooth enamel with a drill. This post-like structure that contains the dentin, pulp and core of the tooth will anchor the crown in place.
Your dentist will then make a detailed impression of the area. This impression will be sent to the 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.
Once the dental lab technician has finished your new crown, our Palm Court Dental team will call you in for a brief follow-up appointment. During this appointment, the temporary crown will be removed and your new crown will be cemented into place.
A molar that has been compromised by fractures or decay can have a serious negative impact on your quality of life. You should call Palm Court Dental at 909-829-3994 to see if a dental crown in Fontana, California, is right for you.