This patient was concerned about her broken tooth. Dr. Gray found that her upper molar was broken and new decay was present. Ideally, the tooth should be treated with a crown. However, this patient was unable to have a crown placed right away, so Dr. Gray removed the decay and placed a large tooth-colored filling to protect the tooth until the patient could have a crown placed. If this patient had waited to come and see us, the decay may have been extensive enough to require a root canal procedure, or even make the tooth impossible to repair.