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A dental filling relies on healthy surrounding tooth enamel to help secure it in place. If a tooth with an existing dental filling that suffers a chip, fracture, or newly developing cavity might not have sufficient dental structure to treat it with a second dental filling.

In a case like this Jon C. Bauman might recommend a dental crown restoration. This treatment plan often requires two separate appointments to fully replace the entire tooth enamel layer with an alternate dental material.

The first step of the process calls for Dr. Jon C. Bauman to remove any existing tooth enamel. This will also involve extricating the old dental filling. This leaves behind a small post of healthy dentin, which is called an abutment.

A detailed impression will be taken of the abutment and a temporary crown will be installed to protect it. This information will be sent to a professional dental lab where dental technicians will create your dental work.

You will need to return to Riverdale Dental Center’s clinic to have the dental crown cemented directly onto the abutment.

If you live in Brighton, Colorado, and you have a previously repaired tooth that has been compromised by a chip, fracture, or a new cavity, you shouldn’t delay in calling 303.659.1920 to have it treated at Riverdale Dental Center.