A tooth that has been marred by chips, discoloration or old fillings can often benefit from cosmetic restoration. One of the most common methods our dental team recommends for addressing a problem like this is to have the tooth restored by a porcelain dental crown.
The process of placing a dental crown in Ramona, CA, starts with Dr. Malcolm J Boykin DDS using a drill to remove the entire enamel layer of the tooth. This will leave behind a post-like abutment that encases the pulp and root of the tooth.
A detailed impression will then be made of the abutment as well as the surrounding teeth. The impression will be sent to our dental lab. This will serve as a guide for the technicians while they custom craft a porcelain replacement tooth. At the end of the appointment, Dr. Malcolm J Boykin DDS will secure a hard, plastic, temporary crown over the abutment to keep it safe.
When your new crown is ready, we will call you back in to have the temporary crown removed so we can cement the porcelain crown into place.
If you have an unappealing tooth that you would like cosmetically restored, you should call us at [phone] to see if you are a good candidate for a porcelain crown.