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If one or two of the teeth in your smile has been rendered unappealing, it could leave you feeling self-conscious. This could be something like staining, discoloration, chips or noticeable old fillings. To address a tooth suffering from these cosmetic issues,your dentist, Dr. Armen Terteryan, might recommend restoring its appearance with a porcelain dental crown in Woodland Hills, California.

Your dentist will start by examining the tooth and taking some X-rays. It’s important to make sure the that the chip has not damaged the dentin, pulp or root of the tooth.

Your dentist will then numb the area with Novocain. Next, a drill will be used to remove the entire enamel. This leaves behind the core of the tooth, which will serve as an abutment that will 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 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. During this brief appointment, the temporary crown will be removed and your new crown will be cemented into place.

If you have an unappealing tooth in your smile, you should call Couture Smiles Dental Group at (818) 716.7966 to see if you’re a good candidate for restoration via a porcelain crown.