Aberrations, misshapen tooth enamel and other cosmetic imperfections with one of your teeth can leave you feeling self-conscious about your appearance. If you have an unappealing tooth that appears in your smile, you should consider setting up an appointment with our dentist, Dr. Dorsey W. Baker.
Depending on the nature and severity of the problem, the dentist may suggest fixing your smile with a porcelain dental crown. This treatment plan calls for the dentist to carefully remove the existing tooth enamel. The remaining layer of dentin will eventually serve as a solid anchor for the porcelain dental crown. After the crown has been prepared in a dental lab Dr. Baker will cement it onto the tooth with a special type of dental adhesive. This will complete the dental restoration process and allow you to enjoy the normal function and appearance of the tooth. You will need to maintain the health and state of the teeth surrounding the porcelain dental crown as well as the health of your gums to make sure that the crown can do its job. This includes brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing at least once a day. Be sure to also attend your regularly scheduled dental checkups at Dorsey W. Baker. During these important appointments, the dental hygienist will clean your teeth and polish away minor surface stains, and the dentist will check the health of your teeth and your crown.
If you live in the Glendale, Arizona, area and your teeth need cosmetic restoration you should call 602-942-0623 to explore the options offered by Dr. Baker and his staff specialists.