The appearance of your smile can have a significant impact on your self-confidence. If one or two of your teeth have cosmetic imperfections, like discoloration, chips, cavities, or mismatched fillings, it can leave you feeling socially awkward.
Fortunately, Dr. Nguyen, Dr. Fuhrmann, and Dr. Draper are highly trained and experienced in several cosmetic dental solutions. If the imperfections in your smile are limited to just one or two teeth, he might simply recommend a cosmetic restoration with a porcelain dental crown.
This is a two-stage process that involves preparing the questionable tooth before later installing the professionally crafted crown. After a thorough examination to assess the health of the tooth, your dentists will then use a drill to remove all the tooth enamel. This leaves behind a post-like abutment that encases the pulp and root of the tooth.
A detailed impression will be made of every abutment as well as any corresponding teeth in your bite. The impressions will then be sent to a professional dental lab. This will serve as a guide while the technicians meticulously create your porcelain dental crown.
At the end of the appointment, the dentists will secure a temporary crown over the abutment to keep it safe.
Once the dental lab technician has completed it, we will call you back into our office to cement the porcelain crown directly onto the anchoring abutment.
If you would like to know more about dental crowns in Sherman, Texas, you should call 903-893-2800 to talk to someone at North Texas Dental.