Having a winning smile is very beneficial. Unfortunately, there are times when the natural processes of aging or an oral accident can leave you feeling self-conscious. In a case like this, it’s best to consult with your dentist, Dr. Frederick M. Saigh, III, and explore your cosmetic restoration options in Iron River, Michigan.
One of the best methods for cosmetically restoring an unattractive tooth is to fit it for a dental crown. A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap that can be matched to the natural enamel of the surrounding teeth.
The process of installing a crown starts with our Saigh Family Dental team examining the tooth and taking some X-rays. This helps us determine the overall health of the tooth.
Your dentist will then form an abutment by removing the entire enamel layer of the tooth. This little post will eventually anchor the crown in place.
A detailed impression will then be taken of the abutment and the corresponding teeth. The abutment will be covered by a hard, plastic, temporary crown, and the impression will be sent off to the dental lab where your crown will be produced.
Once the crown is ready, we will call you back into [prctice_name] to remove the temporary crown and cement your new crown over the abutment. With the proper care, your new porcelain crown will restore the appearance of your tooth for many years to come.
If you have a tooth in desperate need of cosmetic restoration, you should call Saigh Family Dental at 906-265-0050 to schedule an appointment.