Cosmetic imperfections in your smile can hamper your sense of self-confidence and leave you wanting to explore your cosmetic dental options at Tier One Dental. If multiple teeth have been affected, Dr. Brett McCown might recommend installing dental veneers on each tooth in your smile. For a single tooth that is affected by a chip, discolored tooth enamel or an old and unappealing filling, they might recommend a porcelain dental crown.
The special dental-grade porcelain can be shaded bright white to perfectly replicate the entire enamel layer of the unappealing tooth. If you’ve been struggling with tooth stains on the other teeth in your smile, you might want to also consider having a dental bleaching treatment administered. The porcelain crown can then be shaded to match your restored, white smile.
The restoration process commonly requires two separate appointments to restore a tooth with a porcelain dental crown. The first step involves Dr. Brett McCown using a drill to remove the tooth enamel to form an abutment. This will later anchor the crown in your mouth.
Dr. Brett McCown will make an impression of the area, which will be sent to a dental lab where your new crown will be made.
A temporary crown will be secured over the abutment to protect it while you wait. You should keep in mind that the temporary crown is not a fully functional tooth; its only purpose is to protect the abutment.
You will need to return to Tier One Dental for a brief second appointment when your porcelain crown is ready. The temporary crown will be carefully removed and your new crown will be cemented into place.
If you live in the Seguin, Texas, area and you are unhappy with the appearance of your smile, you should call 830-372-2852 to explore your cosmetic dental solutions at Tier One Dental.