Here at AZ Dental, we understand just how important your smile’s appearance is to your overall sense of self-confidence. When a single tooth in your smile is marred by a physical or cosmetic imperfection, it can cause you to guard some of your facial expressions.
In a situation like this, you should schedule a consultation with your dentist. In a single appointment, they can determine the severity of the imperfection and the necessary treatment method to restore your smile’s appearance. If a minor physical imperfection can’t be repaired with a composite resin dental filling, your dentist might recommend restoring the entire tooth enamel layer with a porcelain dental crown. If the tooth needs additional reinforcement, they might also recommend fusing the porcelain material to a metal core.
Your dentist will start by numbing the tooth before using a dental drill to remove the entire tooth enamel layer. An impression will be created of the dentin abutment left behind. It will be sent to a dental lab to guide technicians in creating your porcelain dental crown.
When it’s ready, a member of our staff will call you to schedule a second appointment. Once the porcelain dental crown has been cemented onto the dentin abutment, it will fully restore your smile’s appearance. If you live in the San Jose, California, area and you have a compromised front tooth, you should call 408-247-5500 to explore the cosmetic restorations available at AZ Dental.