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A winning smile plays to your favor in many social situations. If one or more of your teeth have a chip or old visible filling, you might be interested in having your dentist, Dr. Amir Nikraz, help you explore your cosmetic dental options. One of the most effective ways to improve the appearance of a single imperfect tooth is to have it restored with a porcelain dental crown in San Clemente, California.

A dental crown in San Clemente, California, is essentially a perfect replica of the enamel layer of the tooth. The crown itself is hollow, which allows it to be anchored on a post-like abutment that is formed from the core structures of the tooth. A crown that replaces a tooth in your smile is most often made from porcelain or porcelain fused onto a metal core.

Dr. Amir Nikraz will start the treatment by using a drill to remove the entire tooth enamel layer. Then, he will make an impression of the abutment and any corresponding teeth. The impression will be sent to the dental lab where the porcelain crown is custom made. Then, a hard, plastic, temporary crown will be cemented over the abutment to protect it.

Dr. Amir Nikraz will call you back into Artistic Dentistry for a follow-up appointment when your porcelain crown is ready. During this appointment, the temporary crown will be removed and the new crown will be cemented directly onto the abutment.

If you have an unappealing tooth in your smile, you should call us at 949-366-1177 to understand your cosmetic restoration options.