Discolored or misshapen tooth enamel can leave you with a cosmetically unappealing tooth. A front tooth with a noticeable dental filling or existing dental fracture can also leave you feeling self-conscious about your smile’s appearance.
If you have an unappealing tooth you should consider scheduling an appointment with a dentist like Dr. Chet B. Hawkins. After examining and X-raying the tooth to assess its general health he will help you understand your treatment options.
In many of these cases a patient with an unappealing tooth that appears when they smile, will choose to have it cosmetically restored with a porcelain dental crown. The special material can be shaded to mimic the appearance of natural tooth enamel to match the surrounding teeth.
The process typically requires two separate appointments. The first session involves our dentist removing the natural tooth enamel layer to prepare an abutment from the healthy core structure of the tooth. The small pillar will serve as an anchor point for your dental work.
The porcelain dental crown will be constructed and shaded to match the surrounding teeth. When it’s ready Dr. Chet B. Hawkins will cement it onto the abutment to complete the cosmetic restoration and improve the tooth’s appearance as well as its basic function.
If you are in the Houston, Texas, area and you have an unappealing tooth, you should call 281-488-4242 to explore the cosmetic restorations available at Chet B. Hawkins DDS Inc.