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Brushing your teeth twice each day with a fluoride toothpaste is important for cleaning away food debris and bacteria from your teeth. This should be followed by flossing between each of your teeth as well as along the gumline, at least once each day. If you are sometimes lax with this important daily routine, or you skip your dental checkups with our dentist in Durham, North Carolina, you run the risk of developing cavities on your teeth.

If you develop a cavity, our dentist, Dr. Erfan Imeni might suggest a dental crown restoration. This treatment will fully replace the tooth’s enamel layer with a material such as gold, a 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. The crown will be created in a state-of-the-art dental lab. You will need to return to Smile Design - Family & Cosmetic Dentistry for a second appointment to have the dental crown cemented onto the abutment. This will allow you to enjoy the full function of your original tooth.

If you live in the Durham, North Carolina, area and you suspect that a cavity has developed on one of your teeth, you should call 919-220-5505 to have it examined and treated at Smile Design - Family & Cosmetic Dentistry.