A Porcelain Crown Is Often Called for in Cosmetic Dentistry

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A lot of people feel that having a winning smile says a lot about them. Unfortunately, there are times when the natural processes of aging, past dental work or chips on one of the teeth in your smile can leave you feeling self-conscious. This often prompts people to reach out to North Texas Dental’s team of dentists, to explore their restoration options.

One of the best methods for cosmetically restoring just one or two teeth in your smile is to have the entire enamel layer replaced by a porcelain or porcelain fused to metal crown. Since the porcelain material can be shaded, it will look just like a natural tooth.

Your North Texas Dental dentist will first need to form an abutment out of the core of the tooth, by removing all of the enamel with a drill. This post-like structure will later serve to anchor the crown in your mouth.

They will then make a detailed impression of the area. This will be sent to a dental lab, where your new crown is custom made. A temporary crown is then secured over the abutment to keep it safe, while you await completion of your crown.

Once the dental lab has finished your new crown, North Texas Dental will call you in for a brief follow up appointment. The temporary crown is removed and your new permanent crown is cemented in place.

If you have a tooth in need of cosmetic restoration, you should call North Texas Dental’s clinic in Sherman, Texas at 903-893-2800 to schedule an appointment.