A white and winning smile plays to your favor in many of life’s social situations. If one of your teeth is marred by chips, old fillings, or discoloration, it can leave you feeling self-conscious. One of the best methods your dentist, Dr. Peter McPherson, recommends for improving an unappealing tooth is to have it cosmetically restored by a porcelain dental crown in Greer, South Carolina.
The porcelain material can be shaded to match the other teeth in your smile to make it look like a natural tooth. In order to mount the crown, your 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 anchor the crown in your mouth.
Your dentist will then make a detailed impression of the area. This will be sent to the dental lab where your new crown will be custom made. A temporary crown will then be secured over the abutment to keep it safe while you await the completion of your crown.
A member of our staff will call you in for a brief follow-up appointment when the lab technician has completed the porcelain crown. The temporary crown will be removed during this appointment and your new crown will be cemented into place.
If you have a tooth in need of cosmetic restoration, you should call Twin Falls Family Dentistry at 864-663-5019 to schedule an appointment.