Cosmetic imperfections on the teeth in your smile can have a significant negative effect on your self-esteem. Fortunately, your dentist, Dr. Denise M. Walthour, is highly trained and experienced in a wide range of cosmetic dental treatments. If a significant amount of tooth enamel has been compromised by a chip, tooth decay or an old filling, she might recommend cosmetically restoring it with a porcelain dental crown in Portland, Oregon.
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 create a detailed impression of the area. This will be sent to our off-site 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.
When the porcelain crown is ready, we will call you in for a brief follow-up appointment. The temporary crown will be removed and the porcelain crown will be cemented in place with a strong dental adhesive.
If you have an unappealing tooth in your smile, you should call 503-235-7181 to explore your cosmetic restorative options at Powell Boulevard Dental.