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Sometimes even the most diligent oral hygiene practices aren’t enough to prevent a cavity from developing on one of your teeth. If you frequently consume acidic beverages moderate demineralization of your tooth enamel could allow the tooth decay to spread rapidly.

In a case like this, you might notice a change in the surface texture of the tooth, persistent discomfort, or worsening sensitivity. If you have any concerns about one of your teeth in between your routine dental checkups at Carolyn L. Yu, DDS, you should have it examined as soon as possible.

If too much tooth enamel has been compromised Dr. Carolyn Yu might not be able to repair the tooth with a dental filling. In a case like this he might recommend a dental crown restoration.

This calls for removing the existing tooth enamel layer to create an abutment capable of securing the restoration. The dental crown itself will be created in a professional dental lab. Once Dr. Carolyn Yu cements it into place with a strong dental adhesive, the dental crown will restore the tooth’s basic function for many years ahead.

If you live in the Pinole, California area and a large cavity has developed on one of your teeth, you should call 510.974.2147 to schedule an appointment with the dental professionals at Carolyn L. Yu, DDS.