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Brushing your teeth twice each day with a fluoride toothpaste is important for cleaning away bacterial deposits from the faces and contours of your teeth. This should be followed up by thoroughly flossing between each of your teeth as well as along the gumline once each day.

If you are sometimes lax with this important daily routine, or you sometimes skip your dental checkups at Atwood Family Dental, a small dental caries could worsen into a severe cavity on one of your teeth. In a case like this, our dentist, Dr. Greg Atwood might need to perform a dental crown restoration. This treatment process will fully replace the tooth’s enamel layer with a material such as gold, base metal alloy, or porcelain.

It starts with him carefully removing the tooth’s enamel layer. This leaves behind an anchoring abutment composed of healthy dentin. It will eventually support the dental crown. It will be created in a state of the art dental lab. You will need to return to Atwood Family Dental for a second appointment to have the dental crown cemented onto the abutment. This will allow you to enjoy the full function of the original tooth.

If you live in the Odessa, Texas, area and you suspect a cavity has developed on one of your teeth, you should call 432.227.2300 to have it examined and treated at Atwood Family Dental.