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An unappealing tooth in your smile can be unsightly and leave you feeling uncomfortable in social settings. This can often come in the form of an old discolored dental filling, a dental fracture, or discolored tooth enamel.

Fortunately, Dr. Scott Ellard can quickly diagnose the nature and severity of the imperfection and present you with the best method for restoring the tooth’s appearance. This often calls for replacing the entire tooth enamel layer with a porcelain dental crown.

This type of dental restoration starts with Dr. Scott Ellard using a dental drill to remove the entire tooth enamel layer. This leaves behind a dentin abutment that will eventually anchor a porcelain dental crown in your mouth.

Once this is done he will create a detailed impression of the abutment and the related teeth in the area. This will be sent to a dental lab where your new dental crown will be created from a special dental porcelain. A temporary crown will then be secured over the abutment to protect it.

A member of Dr. Scott Ellard’s staff will call you in for a brief follow up appointment when the porcelain dental crown has been completed. The temporary crown will then be removed and your new cosmetic restoration will be cemented in place with a strong dental adhesive.

If you are in the Portage, Michigan, area and you need to have a tooth in need of cosmetic restoration, you should call 269-329-1880 to set up a consultation appointment at Scott Ellard Dentistry.