Physical imperfections on one of the teeth in your smile can certainly influence your self-esteem and outward appearance. Sometimes the dentists at Jefferson Dental Health PC’s Watertown, New York, clinic can address minor chips and mismatched fillings with a set of dental veneers.
In the case of a single tooth that has been affected by a chip or a large, discolored filling, we might recommend a total restoration with a porcelain crown. This is even more likely to be the case if the natural tooth enamel layer is shallow or the physical imperfection is on the biting surface.
After a thorough examination and X-rays, your dentist will numb the area with Novocain. Then he will use a drill to remove the entire tooth enamel layer. This leaves behind the dentin core of the tooth, which will serve as an abutment to eventually anchor your crown.
If you have one or more unappealing teeth in your smile and you live in Watertown, New York, you should call 315-788-7070 to explore the cosmetic restoration options available at Jefferson Dental Health PC’s clinic.