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An unappealing tooth in your smile can leave you feeling self-conscious and socially awkward. To restore the cosmetic appearance of a single tooth, your dentist, Dr. Timothy B. Chatterley, will often recommend restoring the entire enamel layer of the tooth with a porcelain or porcelain-fused-to-metal dental crown.

A dental crown in Casselberry, Florida, essentially replaces the enamel layer with porcelain that can be shaded to match the surrounding teeth in your smile. Sometimes your dentist will recommend having a dental bleaching treatment administered to whiten all your teeth and will adjust the shade of the crown accordingly. This will improve the appearance of the tooth and cosmetically restore your smile.

The process starts with your dentist using a drill to remove the entire enamel layer of the tooth. This leaves behind a post-like abutment that encases the pulp and root of the tooth.

A detailed impression will be made of the area, which will be sent to our dental lab. This will serve as a guide while the technicians custom craft a porcelain crown to replicate the original tooth. Then, your dentist will secure a hard, plastic, temporary crown over the abutment to protect it.

When your new crown is ready, we will call you back in to have the temporary crown removed and the porcelain crown cemented into place.

If you have one or more unappealing teeth in your smile, you should call 407-628-1066 to have it cosmetically restored at Bright Smiles Dental.