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If you sometimes forget to brush your teeth twice each day or you have a bad habit of forgetting to floss, it could leave excess bacterial deposits on your teeth. In time this could increase your chances of suffering a cavity.

If an area of tooth decay goes untreated for too long there might not be sufficient healthy tooth enamel in the area for a dentist like Dr. Mark Berard to repair it with a dental filling. In an instance like this, he might recommend treating the tooth with a dental crown restoration.

This treatment process is designed to eventually replace the tooth’s enamel layer with an alternate material. Common substances for a dental crown include gold, metallic alloy, or dental grade porcelain.

The treatment begins with Dr. Mark Berard numbing the tooth and the local gum tissues. Then he will remove whatever remains of the original tooth enamel layer to create an abutment. This small post will eventually anchor the dental crown.

A careful impression will then be prepared of the area which will be sent to a professional dental lab. It will be used to guide the dental technicians who will create your new dental crown. Once it has been cemented onto the abutment, the dental crown will fully restore the tooth’s basic function in your mouth.

If you live in the Holland, Michigan, area and you suspect a cavity has developed on one of your teeth, you should call 616-392-2853 to seek timely treatment at our office.