A smile that has been marred by a visually unappealing tooth can cause you significant stress and leave you feeling self-conscious. If the tooth has a previous filling or a large cavity has compromised the existing enamel, your dentist, Dr. James Johnson, might recommend restoring it with a porcelain dental crown in Houston, Texas.
After examining the tooth, the dentist will then use a drill to remove all the tooth enamel from the unappealing tooth. This leaves behind a post-like abutment that encases the pulp and root of the tooth.
A detailed impression will be made of the abutment as well as any corresponding teeth in your bite. The impression will then be sent to a professional dental lab. This will serve as a guide while the technician custom crafts your porcelain crown. At the end of the appointment, the dentist will secure a temporary crown over the abutment to keep it safe.
When your new crown is ready, we will call you back in to have the temporary crown removed and the porcelain crown cemented into place.
If you are struggling with an unappealing tooth in your smile, you should call 713.988.0536 to schedule an appointment at our office.