A tooth that has significantly compromised by a large cavity, dental fracture, or dental attrition, might not have sufficient healthy tooth enamel remaining to repair it with a simple dental filling. In these cases, Dr. Arel Ondoy might recommend treating the tooth by fully restoring the tooth’s enamel layer with a dental crown.
A dental crown can protect your natural tooth from bacteria and tooth decay. The specific material he advocates for the dental crown will be based on the tooth’s location in your mouth, its primary function, and its visibility in your smile.
The molars and premolars in the back of your mouth are primarily responsible for chewing and grinding. Durable materials like gold and base metals are often preferable for dental crowns on these teeth.
If the tooth is visually prominent in your smile Dr. Arel Ondoy might recommend restoring it with a dental crown. This special material can be shaded to perfectly match the surrounding natural teeth.
If you live in the Oak Forest, Illinois, area and one of your teeth have been significantly compromised and you need help, you should call 708-535-0333 to schedule an appointment at Arel C Ondoy DMD. We are always happy to see you smile and help you and your oral health in any way we can.