A tooth that has been affected by minor physical or cosmetic imperfection can often leave the individual feeling self-conscious about their smile. While a single tooth with discolored enamel might be functionally sound, it could still be cosmetically unappealing.
If you have an unattractive tooth that appears when you smile, you should consider setting up an appointment with a dentist like Dr. Mike Christensen. After assessing the health of the tooth he will explain your treatment options for cosmetically restoring the tooth’s appearance while preserving its essential function in your mouth.
In many of these cases, a single tooth might need to be restored by a porcelain dental crown. The treatment process starts with our dentist numbing the tooth. Once you are comfortable he will use professional tools and techniques to carefully remove the tooth’s enamel layer. The underlying dentin will eventually serve as an abutment capable of supporting a porcelain dental crown.
An impression will be prepared for the abutment and the related teeth in your dentition. It will serve as a guide for the dental technicians who will create the dental crown from durable dental grade porcelain.
When it is ready our dentist will cement your dental crown onto the abutment to improve its appearance while preserving its basic function in your mouth.
If you are in the Orem, Utah, area and you have an unattractive tooth, you should call 801-375-9511 to explore the cosmetic restorations offered at Merit Dental.