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If you are remiss to attend your regular dental exam at Dr. David Goldschein‘s Tampa, Florida clinic, a cavity might go undetected and untreated. When this happens, the bacterial presence will gradually spread to compromise more-and-more of the tooth enamel. In time, so much healthy enamel can be lost that the tooth cannot viably be treated with a filling.

In a situation like this, Dr. David Goldschein might recommend repairing the tooth by replacing the entire tooth enamel layer with a crown. If Dr. David Goldschein finds any bacterial presence in the internal elements of the tooth he might need to perform a root canal. This will restore the structural strengthen of the tooth to allow the eventual crown in your mouth.

The crown will need to be created in a professional dental lab. The material Dr. David Goldschein recommend for your crown will vary depending on a tooth’s primary function and location in your mouth.

Porcelain crowns are often called for to restore a tooth that is visible in your smile. They can be shaded to match the surrounding teeth and look like natural tooth enamel. Gold and metallic alloy crowns are durable, making them a better choice for restoring a back tooth.

If you live in the Tampa, Florida area and you have a tooth suffering from an untreated cavity, you should call 813-251-5740 to seek timely treatment at Dr. David Goldschein’s dental office.