The teeth in your smile are a prevalent part of your personality and self-expression. If you have an unappealing tooth that is marred by discoloration, chips, or formation issues, it can cause you to shrink from social situations and feel awkward about being photographed.
One of the more common and effective ways to cosmetically improve the appearance of an unappealing tooth is to have Dr. Jeffery Carver restore it with a porcelain dental crown. This is a nearly perfect replica of the tooth enamel layer that is cast in a special porcelain material. It can be shaded bright white to match the surrounding teeth.
The process starts with your dentist examining the tooth and taking some X-rays. It’s important to make sure the dentin, pulp or root of the tooth are healthy and strong.
Your dentist will then numb the area with Novocain before using a drill to remove all of the existing tooth enamel. This leaves behind a small post-shaped structure called an abutment. In time, this will anchor the porcelain crown in your mouth.
Your dentist will then take a detailed impression of the area before a temporary crown will be cemented over the abutment. It will then be sent to our dental lab where your porcelain crown will be custom made.
Our team will call you to schedule a short second appointment when the dental lab technician has completed the porcelain dental crown. It will be cemented in place using a strong dental adhesive. With regular care and good oral hygiene habits, the porcelain crown will last for many years to come.
If you would like to learn more about a dental crown in Lake Havasu City, Arizona, you should call 928-855-5042 to schedule an appointment at Quail Ridge Dental.