Having a tooth in your smile afflicted with chips, old fillings, or significant discoloration can have a serious impact on your self-esteem. Rather than live with the unappealing tooth, you should call 479-756-8631 to explore the cosmetic dental solutions offered at J. PARHAM DENTISTRY.
In many cases where only a single tooth is affected, Dr. James S. Parham might recommend a porcelain dental crown restoration. This is a nearly perfect replica of the tooth enamel layer that is cast in a special porcelain material. It can be shaded bright white to match the surrounding teeth.
The cosmetic restoration process starts with Dr. James S. Parham examining the tooth and taking some X-rays. It’s important to make sure the dentin, pulp or root of the tooth are healthy and strong.
Dr. James S. Parham will then numb the area with Novocain before using a drill to remove the existing tooth enamel. This leaves behind a small post-shaped structure called an abutment. In time, this will anchor the porcelain crown in your mouth.
A detailed impression of the area will be created before Dr. James S. Parham secures a temporary crown over the abutment. It will then be sent to our dental lab where your porcelain crown will be custom made.
We will call you to schedule a short second appointment when the dental lab technician has completed the porcelain crown. It will be cemented in place using a strong dental adhesive. With regular care and good oral hygiene habits, the porcelain crown will restore the unappealing tooth’s appearance and function for many years to come.
If you live in Springdale, Arkansas, and you have a tooth in your smile that needs cosmetic restoration, please give us a call today at 479-756-8631 to explore your options at J. PARHAM DENTISTRY. We look forward to helping you with all of your oral health needs!