If one of the teeth in your smile suffers from cosmetic imperfections, it can leave you feeling socially awkward. Here at Ultimate Smile Dental, your dentist, Dr. Robert Wagner, can often restore the appearance of a tooth like this by replacing the tooth enamel layer with a dental crown made of porcelain. Since it can be shaded to match the surrounding teeth in your smile, the porcelain crown will look just like one of your natural teeth.
To mount the crown, your dentist will first need to form an abutment out of the core of the tooth by removing all of the enamel with a drill. This post-like structure will later anchor the crown in your mouth.
Your dentist will then make a detailed impression of the area. This will be sent to a dental lab where your new crown will be custom made. A temporary crown will then be secured over the abutment to keep it safe while you await the completion of your crown.
A member of our staff will call you in for a brief, follow-up appointment when the lab technician has completed the porcelain crown. The temporary crown will be removed and your new permanent crown will be cemented into place.
If you have a tooth in need of cosmetic restoration, you should call 954-566-5428 to schedule an appointment at Ultimate Smile Dental regarding a dental crown in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.