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A tooth with chips, discoloration or visible fillings in your smile, can have a negative impact on your self-esteem. Many people with an unappealing tooth, will reach out to Dr. to find the best method of cosmetic restoration. One of the most common options recommends is to have all of the tooth enamel replaced with a porcelain crown.

This typically requires two separate appointments. At your first appointment Dr. will use a drill to remove the entire enamel layer of the tooth. This leaves behind an abutment made from the dentin, pulp and root of the tooth.

Once this is done, will make an impression of the abutment and surrounding teeth. The impression is sent to a dental lab that custom crafts the porcelain crown.

Dr. will call you back for the second appointment after the dental lab has completed the crown. The temporary crown will be carefully removed before the final crown is cemented in place. This will effective restore the function and appearance of the previously unappealing tooth for years to come.

If you have a tooth that requires cosmetic restoration, you should call Dr. ’s office in Garner, North Carolina at (919) 773-0004 to schedule an appointment.