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Cavities often start out as a small area of compromised tooth enamel. If you procrastinate professional dental care, or the tooth has already been affected by a previous filling, there might not be enough healthy tooth enamel remaining for Dr. David Edlund to apply a dental filling.

To effectively treat a tooth in this condition Dr. David Edlund might recommend restoring the entire tooth enamel layer with a dental crown. This calls for Dr. David Edlund to remove all the tooth enamel to create an abutment which will anchor the final dental work.

Once this is done, he will create an impression of the area which will be sent to a professional dental lab. It will guide highly trained dental technicians in creating your new dental crown.

The material Dr. David Edlund recommend for the dental crown will vary depending on a tooth’s primary function and location in your mouth.

Porcelain dental crowns are often called for to restore a tooth that is visible in your smile. This special material can be shaded to match the surrounding teeth to appear like natural tooth enamel. Gold and metallic alloy crowns are durable, making them a better choice for restoring a back tooth.

If you live in the Lakewood, Colorado, area and you have a tooth that has been compromised by a cavity, you should call 303-586-4034 to seek timely treatment at Hampden Dental Care.