Chips, deep stains, old fillings and other imperfections on one or more of your teeth can leave you feeling self-conscious. Fortunately, your dentist, Dr. Brent Hawkins, has the training and experience to help you understand your cosmetic restoration options. One of the most effective methods for improving the appearance of an unappealing tooth in your smile is to have all of the tooth enamel restored by a porcelain dental crown in Amarillo, Texas.
The crown replaces the entire enamel layer of a tooth with a porcelain cap that is shaded to match your white and winning smile. If the other teeth in your smile suffer from staining issues, Dr. Brent Hawkins might recommend restoring them with dental veneers or a dental bleaching treatment.
The process of restoring the tooth starts by removing all of the tooth enamel with a drill. This forms an abutment that contains the core structures of the tooth. Later, this abutment will serve as the anchor for your permanent crown.
Dr. Brent Hawkins will then make a detailed impression of the abutment and all other relevant teeth. A temporary crown will be placed over the abutment and the impression will be sent off to the dental lab where your crown will be made.
When your crown is ready, we will call you to set up a brief second appointment at Hawkins Dental Group. During this appointment, your dentist will remove the temporary crown and will cement your permanent crown in place.
If you have an unappealing tooth in your smile, you should call Dr. Brent Hawkins at 806-353-4361 to explore your cosmetic restoration options.