If you put off one of your regularly scheduled dental checkups a minor area of demineralized tooth enamel can start to spread. As the cavity grows you will likely notice a change in the surface texture of the tooth as well as gradually worsening sensitivity.
If you have noticed a problem with one of your teeth, it’s best to have it examined as soon as possible by our dentist. After assessing the severity of the cavity, Dr. Karisha Madden will present you with an effective treatment plan.
If too much healthy tooth enamel has been lost to anchor a conventional dental filling our dentist might recommend a dental crown restoration. The treatment process is designed to eventually replace the tooth’s natural enamel layer with a durable dental material like gold, porcelain or a metallic alloy.
When the dental crown is ready you will need to return to Madden Dental to have it cemented onto the healthy core structure of the tooth.
Going forward, increasing focus in your daily oral hygiene routine and making sure that all of your oral care products have been approved by the American Dental Association will help prevent new areas of tooth decay from developing on your other teeth.
If you live in the Houston, West University Place, or Bellaire, Texas, area and you have noticed a change with one of your teeth, we invite you to call (713) 667-8080 to have it examined and treated at Madden Dental.