When a tooth in your smile suffers from chips, discoloration, or other cosmetic imperfections, it can leave you feeling self-conscious. In a case like this, your dentist, Dr. [doctor _name], will often recommend restoring the tooth’s appearance with a porcelain dental crown in Forsyth, Georgia.
Dr. Clell M. Morris will first want to examine the tooth to assess its overall health. This often includes taking a few X-rays to make sure the tooth is otherwise healthy. Then, he will use a drill to remove all of the tooth enamel, leaving behind an abutment made from the dentin, pulp and root of the tooth. This will eventually anchor the porcelain crown in your mouth.
Then, Dr. Clell M. Morris will create a detailed impression of the abutment, the neighboring teeth as well as your bite pattern. This will be sent to a dental lab where your new crown will be prepared. A temporary crown will be placed over the abutment to keep it safe while you wait for the dental lab technician to complete your new crown.
Dr. Clell M. Morris will call you in for a brief, follow-up appointment to cement the porcelain crown into place.
If you have an unappealing tooth in your smile that is in need of cosmetic restoration, you should call 478-994-0440 to schedule an appointment at Forsyth Dental Center.