If one of the teeth in your smile has mismatched fillings, discolorations, or chips, it can leave you feeling self-conscious about your appearance. Here at Ballwin Dental Care, your dentist, Dr. Kimberly Simonds, is highly trained and experienced in a wide range of cosmetic treatments. If the tooth enamel layer is compromised by tooth decay or an old filling, it might not be viable for a dental veneer. In a case like this, your dentist might recommend restoring the tooth with a porcelain dental crown in Ballwin, Missouri.
The porcelain material can be shaded to match the other teeth in your smile to look like a natural tooth. 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 a 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 and your new crown will be cemented into place.
If you have an unappealing tooth in your smile, you should call 636.552.9647 to understand your cosmetic treatment options at Ballwin Dental Care.