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An appealing smile can be an important element of a happy and healthy social life. Having one or two teeth suffering from chips, mismatched fillings, or discolored tooth enamel can seriously hamper your self-esteem. Fortunately, Dr. Richard Guthrie is well armed with any number of cosmetic restoration solutions.

One of the most effective methods for improving the appearance of one or two teeth is to have them fully restored by a porcelain dental crown in Ladera Ranch, California. This will replace the entire affected tooth enamel layer with a replica that is cast in a dental-grade porcelain material.

To start the dental restoration process, Dr. Richard D. Guthrie will examine the tooth and take some X-rays. It’s important to make sure that there are no cavities or other issues with the tooth.

Your dentist will then numb the area with Novocain. Then, a drill will be used to remove the entirety of the tooth enamel. This leaves behind the dentin 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.

You will need to come in for a follow-up appointment when your new crown is ready. Your dentist will then remove the temporary crown before cementing the final crown in place with a special dental adhesive.  

If you are struggling with an unappealing tooth in your smile, you should call 949-388-6325 to explore your cosmetic restoration options at Mission Ranch Dental Aesthetics.