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A smile marred by visible imperfections, like stains, chips, mismatched fillings, or otherwise discolored teeth, can hamper your self-esteem. Fortunately at Lakeview Dental Care, Dr. Jeffrey Brink offers several options for cosmetically enhancing the appearance of your smile.

Fitting each tooth in your smile with a dental veneer is a popular option many people choose. If one of your teeth suffers from a cavity or thin tooth enamel, Dr. Jeffrey Brink might advocate restoring it with a porcelain dental crown.

Dr. Jeffrey Brink will start by examining the tooth to assess its overall health. This often includes taking a few X-rays to make sure the internal structures of the tooth are healthy and strong. Then, he will use a drill to remove the tooth enamel, leaving behind an abutment made from the tooth’s dentin layer. This will eventually anchor the porcelain crown with the same integrity as the original tooth.

Then, Dr. Jeffrey Brink will create a detailed impression of the abutment, the neighboring teeth, as well as your bite pattern. This will be sent to a dental lab where your new crown will be prepared. A temporary crown will be placed over the abutment to keep it safe while you wait for the dental lab technician to complete your new crown.

Dr. Jeffrey Brink will call you in for a brief follow-up appointment to cement the porcelain crown into place with a strong dental adhesive.

If you are struggling to deal with an unappealing smile and you’re interested in a dental crown in Whitmore Lake, Michigan, you should call 810-231-2288 to schedule an appointment at Lakeview Dental Care.