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Consistency in your oral hygiene habits is very important. If you sometimes forget to brush your teeth twice each day or you are reticent to floss, the bacteria in your mouth could start to demineralize your tooth enamel leading which can cause a cavity to afflict one of your teeth. If you further forgo your dental checkups the area of tooth decay could start to compromise a large portion of the tooth.

Treating a large cavity such as this often require a dentist like Dr. Eli Janabi to perform a dental crown restoration. Once completed the treatment process will fully replace the tooth’s original enamel layer with a material such as gold, base metal alloy, or porcelain.

The process begins with him carefully removing the tooth’s enamel layer to leaves behind an anchoring abutment composed of healthy dentin beneath. The small pillar will eventually support the dental crown.

The dental work will then be created in a dental lab from the appropriate materials. You will need to return to Smile Studio Dental for a second appointment to have it cemented onto the abutment. This will allow you to enjoy the intended function of the original tooth.

If you live in the Falls Church, Virginia, area and you suspect a cavity has developed on one of your teeth, you should call 703-982-2222 to have it examined and treated at Smile Studio Dental.