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An unappealing smile can have a significant negative effect on your self-esteem. Even if the teeth doesn’t suffer from decay, there are still cosmetic restorative options to consider. Some people will choose to have all the teeth in their smile improved by dental veneers. If you only have one unappealing tooth, your dentist, Dr. Troy Walton, might recommend a porcelain dental crown in Providence, Utah.

Dr. Troy Walton will 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.

Dr. Troy Walton will then 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. Troy Walton will call you in for a brief follow-up appointment to cement the porcelain crown onto the abutment with a powerful dental adhesive.

If you have an unappealing tooth in your smile, you should call 435-571-0288 to explore your cosmetic dental options at Redwood Dental.