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Patients who have a bad habit of putting off their routine dental checkups are at increased risk of suffering from cavities and periodontal health problems. Without the professional attention of a dentist, a seemingly minor cavity can worsen into a severe case of tooth decay.

If it’s caught before the bacterial presence infects the pulp or root of the tooth Dr. David J. Harsant might be able to treat the badly decayed tooth by performing a dental crown restoration.

A treatment plan such as this involves carefully removing the area of tooth decay as well as the remaining tooth enamel layer. The small pillar of dentin left behind will serve as an abutment strong enough to anchor the eventual dental crown.

A dental lab will use exacting standards and specifications in creating your dental work. When it’s ready our dentist will use a strong dental grade adhesive to marry the dental crown to the abutment to restore the tooth’s physical presence and its essential function in your mouth.

In the future, you should strongly consider attending your regularly scheduled dental checkups. Each of these important appointments will clean away bacterial deposits while also detecting any early signs of tooth decay or gum disease.

If you live in Fayetteville, North Carolina, and you have a tooth with a large cavity, you should call 910.864.4646 to have it examined and treated at David J. Harsant, DDS, PA.