Even minor cosmetic imperfections on the teeth in your smile can leave you feeling self-conscious. This can be even more significant if you have a tooth with discolored fillings, yellowing tooth enamel, or visible chips. Fortunately, Dr. Sarah Frye is well versed and highly experienced in a myriad of cosmetic dental treatments. If the tooth has a shallow amount of natural tooth enamel or if it’s been compromised by tooth decay or past dental work, she might recommend a porcelain dental crown.
A dental crown in Lexington, North Carolina, is basically a replica of the enamel layer of the tooth that is cast from a ceramic, porcelain material. The crown itself is hollow to allow it to be anchored on a post-like abutment that is formed from the core structures of the tooth.
Your dentist will start by removing the entire tooth enamel layer with a drill. Then, she will make a digital impression of the abutment and any corresponding teeth in your bite pattern.
Using CEREC ® technology, your aesthetic crown will be designed and milled right in our office. You will not have to come in for two appointments because CEREC technology allows us to make and place your crown in a single visit.
If you have an unappealing tooth in your smile, you should call 336.248.5057 to explore your cosmetic restoration options at our office.