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Cavities are often the result of poor oral hygiene or enamel erosion. When bacteria compromises an area of weakened tooth enamel, the tooth decay will gradually continue to spread. With early diagnosis and treatment, Dr. John Krupka might be able to repair the tooth at his Kaukauna, Wisconsin, clinic with a dental filling.

If you delay seeking professional care, the cavity could become so large that the only way to treat the tooth is with a dental crown restoration. This will involve removing the entirety of the tooth enamel layer with a drill, leaving behind a pillar of healthy dentin, which is known as an abutment. This will eventually serve as a solid anchor for the final crown.

The material Dr. John Krupka recommends for your crown will vary depending on the 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 made to 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 Kaukauna, Wisconsin, area and you have a tooth suffering from an untreated cavity, you should call 920-766-1122 to seek timely treatment at our dental office.