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When a cavity first afflicts a tooth the compromised area of tooth enamel is often relatively small. If you attempt to ignore the distressed tooth, the bacteria in your mouth can cause the area of tooth decay to spread. In time, the cavity can become too large for Dr. Asad Ahsan to effectively treat it with a standard dental filling.

To effectively treat a tooth in this condition Dr. Asad Ahsan might recommend replacing the entire tooth enamel layer with a dental crown. Once all of the tooth enamel has been removed, Dr. Asad Ahsan will create an impression of the remaining dental structure. This information will be sent to a professional dental lab where technicians will create your new dental crown.

The material Dr. Asad Ahsan recommend for your 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 McKinney, Texas, area and you have a tooth suffering from an untreated cavity, you should call (972) 347-0945 to seek timely treatment at Vital Dental.