The teeth in the front of your mouth are called upon to bite into food as well as present an appealing smile to the people you interact with. When a cavity forms on one of these teeth, it can impair your ability to chew and it can also affect your appearance. If the cavity is large or if the tooth enamel is otherwise compromised, Dr. Bradley Dyer might recommend a porcelain dental crown restoration.
This will involve removing the tooth enamel layer of the tooth to replace it with a special dental-grade porcelain. It can be shaded to match the surrounding teeth in your smile. Dr. Bradley Dyer might also recommend having a dental bleaching treatment administered to whiten all your teeth and then he will adjust the shade of the crown to match. This will improve the appearance of the tooth and cosmetically restore your winning smile.
The restoration process starts with Dr. Bradley Dyer 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 taken of the area, which will be sent to our dental lab. This will serve as a guide while the technicians produce the porcelain crown. Your dentist will secure a temporary crown over the abutment to protect it.
A second appointment will be needed when the porcelain crown is completed. Once Dr. Bradley Dyer cements it in place, it will restore the tooth’s function and appearance for many years to come.
If you live in the Sevierville, Tennessee, area and you have a cavity on one of your teeth, you should call 865-453-2731 to explore your treatment and restoration options at our dental office.