An imperfect tooth in your smile can affect your self-esteem and quality of life. If the tooth suffers from significant imperfections, your dentist, Dr. Lupy D. Gonzalez, might recommend using a porcelain crown to enhance the appearance of your tooth.
Your dentist starts by examining the tooth and taking some X-rays. It’s important to make sure that the chip has not damaged the dentin, pulp or root of the tooth.
Your dentist will then numb the area with Novocain and then use a drill to remove all of the remaining tooth enamel. This leaves behind the core of the tooth, which will serve as an abutment to eventually anchor your dental crown.
We will then make an impression of the area before securing a temporary crown in place over the abutment. The impression will then be sent to a dental lab where your new crown will be produced.
A member of our staff will call you to schedule the second appointment when your new crown is ready. At this brief appointment, your dentist will remove the temporary crown and cement the porcelain crown into place with a powerful dental adhesive.
If you have a tooth in your smile in need of cosmetic restoration, you should call 281-487-2400 to schedule an appointment at Clearpoint Dentistry regarding a dental crown in Houston, Texas.