Natural tooth enamel has a certain luster and appearance. This is especially noticeable on the surface of the front teeth, particularly when you smile. When a cavity or dental fracture develops on one of these teeth, it can be unsightly and unpleasant.
To address a situation like this, a dentist such as Dr. H Arthur Nelson might recommend restoring the tooth and replacing the tooth’s remaining enamel layer with a porcelain dental crown. The special dental grade porcelain material can be shaded to match the color of the other teeth in your smile, thus mimicking your natural tooth enamel.
Dr. H Arthur Nelson will first need to develop an abutment capable of supporting the porcelain dental crown. This is done by carefully removing whatever remains of the tooth’s enamel layer. The small pillar of dentin left behind will have sufficient strength to anchor the dental crown for many years.
We will then form a detailed impression of the area. This will be sent to a dental lab, where the porcelain dental crown will be created. When your crown is ready, it will be installed with a strong dental adhesive that securely marries it to the dentin abutment.
If you are in the McKinney, Texas, area, and if you have a tooth that needs treatment, you should call 972-529-5111 to schedule an appointment at Nelson and Associates McKinney.