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Cavities typically start out small, compromising a limited area of tooth enamel. Poor oral hygiene habits and not attending your routine dental checkup and cleaning at Dr. Elhameh Allamehzadeh’s San Diego, California, clinic, can allow the tooth decay to spread. In time, the compromised area of tooth enamel might be too large to be repaired by a standard filling.

To effectively treat a tooth suffering from this level of distress, Dr. Elhameh Allamehzadeh might recommend totally restoring the tooth with a crown.

This is a replica of the tooth-enamel layer case in a dental lab, from either dental-grade porcelain, gold, or base metal alloys. The material that Dr. Elhameh Allamehzadeh recommends for your crown will directly be determined by the tooth’s primary function in your mouth and how apparent it is in your smile.

Dr. Elhameh Allamehzadeh typically requires two separate appointments to fully restore a tooth with a crown. During the first appointment, he will remove the tooth enamel from the tooth to create an abutment. This healthy core of the tooth contains the dentin, pulp, and root.

A detailed impression will then be created of the abutment and surrounding teeth. This will be sent to a dental lab where your permanent crown will be made.

A member of Dr. Elhameh Allamehzadeh’s staff will call you to schedule your second appointment once the crown is ready. The temporary crown will be removed and Dr. Elhameh Allamehzadeh will cement your new crown onto the abutment.

If you live in the San Diego, California, area and you have a tooth suffering from a large cavity, you should call 619-542-1800 to have it treated by Dr. Elhameh Allamehzadeh.