A smile that has been marred by one or more imperfect looking teeth can leave you feeling self-conscious about your appearance. While dental veneers or dental laminates might be able to address the surface appearance of your teeth, they cannot address physical deformations such as cavities, fractured tooth enamel or a visibly noticeable dental filling.
To treat a single tooth with a significant physical defect a dentist like Dr. Joe Jeppson might need to perform a dental crown restoration. The final result is intended to replicate the tooth’s original enamel layer in a special type of dental grade porcelain. The special material looks just like naturally white tooth enamel and can be shaded to match any possible dental veneers.
The treatment process starts with him numbing the tooth and local gum tissues before removing the tooth enamel. The remaining abutment of healthy dentin will eventually act as an anchor the dental crown.
An impression of the abutment and surrounding teeth will be sent to a dental lab where dental technicians will produce the dental crown.
When it’s ready, you will need to return for a follow up appointment to have the porcelain dental crown cemented directly onto the abutment. The end result will replicate the tooth’s essential function and appearance in your mouth.
If you are in the Provo, Utah, area and you have one of more teeth in need of cosmetic restoration, you should call 801-356-7701 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Joe Jeppson and his staff.