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Staining issues, chips and old fillings can often mar the appearance of a tooth. Having one or more unappealing teeth in your smile can leave you feeling socially awkward. In a cosmetic dentistry case like this Dr. Robert Farber might recommend restoring the tooth with a porcelain crown.

Dr. Robert Farber will first want to examine the tooth and take some X-rays. It’s important to assess the overall health of the tooth, and its relationship to the surrounding teeth.

Then he will form an abutment by removing the entire enamel layer. The little post-like structure made from the core of your tooth will eventually provide a sturdy anchor for your porcelain crown.

A detailed impression will be made of the abutment and any other corresponding teeth. The abutment is covered by a hard plastic temporary crown. The impression is sent off to a dental lab to serve as a guide while they work on the final crown.

Once it is ready, Dr. Robert Farber will call you back in to remove the temporary crown and cement the porcelain crown in place. With proper care, and cleaning your new tooth should last for many years to come

If you have one or more unappealing teeth in your smile, you should call Dr. Robert Farber’s clinic in Dearborn, Michigan at 313-562-5610 to explore your cosmetic dentistry solutions.