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When the bacteria in your mouth exploit weakened tooth enamel, they can form a significant cavity. If the cavity isn’t repaired quickly, it can spread. If too much of the enamel has been decayed, your Pro Spoto Dental dentist might recommend having the entire enamel layer restored with a dental crown.

Most dental crowns in Tampa, Florida, are made from artificial materials such as gold, base metals or porcelain. The material Dr. Gerald Spoto recommends for your crown will be based on the tooth’s primary function in your mouth and its position in your smile.

Restoring a badly decayed tooth with a crown requires two separate appointments. At the first appointment, your dentist will use a drill to remove the majority of the enamel, leaving behind an abutment. Your dentist will then make an impression of the smile. The impression will be sent to a dental lab where the technicians will produce your new permanent crown. While you wait, you will be given a temporary crown.

We will call you back for the second appointment after the dental lab has completed your crown. The temporary crown will be carefully removed and your new permanent crown will be cemented in place.

If you have a badly decayed tooth, you should call Pro Spoto Dental at (813) 884-3287 to schedule your first appointment.