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If poor oral hygiene habits allow the bacteria in your mouth to form a cavity in a tooth, it will inevitably spread. Without timely treatment, it could compromise so much tooth enamel that your dentist, Dr. Tao Sun, cannot repair it with a standard dental filling. In a case like this, he might recommend removing all of the tooth enamel layer of the tooth and replacing it with a dental crown in Costa Mesa, California.

This starts with Dr. Tao Sun examining the tooth and taking some X-rays. Assuming the decay has not penetrated the interior of the tooth, he can begin the process of forming an abutment. This is done by using a drill to remove the tooth enamel, leaving behind the healthy core or dentin that is surrounding the pulp and root of the tooth.

Then, Dr. Tao Sun will form a detailed impression of the abutment and surrounding teeth. The abutment will be covered by a temporary crown. The impression will be sent off to a dental lab technician who will make your new crown.

When your crown is ready, Dr. Tao Sun will call you back in for a second appointment. This appointment will be brief as all he needs to do is remove the temporary crown and cement the new crown into place.

If you have a large, untreated cavity on one of your teeth, you should not delay in calling Tao Sun, DDS at 949-645-8887 to seek timely treatment.