Sometimes the natural tooth enamel layer of a single tooth can be discolored, causing it to unattractively clash with the healthy white teeth around it. This could also be related to an old dental filling that has started to fail.
Even if the tooth isn’t causing you any immediate physical distress, you should still have it examined by an experienced dentist like Dr. J. Whitley Wills. After a basic examination to assess the health and contributing factors, he will present you with the most applicable methods for restoring the tooth’s appearance.
This might include replacing the entire tooth enamel layer with a dental crown made from a special type of porcelain-ceramic. This mode of treatment calls for Dr. J. Whitley Wills to first remove all of the existing tooth enamel layer to create an abutment from the healthy dentin layer within. This will eventually act as an anchor point for the eventual dental crown.
A detailed impression the abutment and the corresponding teeth in the area will then be prepared and sent to a professional dental lab. This will serve as a guide for the dental technicians who will create your dental crown.
You will need to return to Dr. J. Whitley Wills’s dental offices for follow up appointment when your porcelain dental crown is ready. Then he will cement the dental onto the abutment with a strong dental adhesive.
If you live in the Memphis, Tennessee, area and your teeth need cosmetic restoration you should call 901-726-9525 to explore the options available at Dr. J. Whitley Wills.