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When a large cavity or dental fracture comprises a tooth, it can cause significant discomfort and lead to other complications. If a significant amount of tooth enamel has been compromised, Dr. Mecca might not be able to treat the tooth with a dental filling. In a case like this, he might recommend totally restoring the tooth with a dental crown.

This is a replica of the tooth enamel layer created in a dental lab from dental grade porcelain, gold, or a base metal alloy. The material your dentist may recommend for your dental crown will directly be determined by the tooth’s primary function in your mouth and how apparent it is in your smile.

Dr. Mecca typically requires two separate appointments to fully restore a tooth with a dental crown. During the first appointment, he will remove the tooth enamel from the compromised tooth to create an abutment from the underlying dentin. A detailed impression will then be created of the abutment and surrounding teeth. This will be sent to a dental lab where your dental crown will be created from the appropriate material.

A member of Dr. Mecca’s staff will call you to schedule your second appointment when the crown is ready. Your new dental crown will then be cemented onto the abutment with a special dental adhesive. If you live in the New Hartford, New York, area and you have a distressed, decayed, or fractured tooth, you should call 315-235-3318 to have it treated at Mecca Dental .