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A white and appealing smile boosts your self-confidence and improves your social life. So it’s no surprise that people struggling with a discolored or otherwise unappealing tooth will contact Corey I. Johnson D.D.S., P.C. to explore their cosmetic restoration options.

Sometimes a total restoration of your smile might call for using dental veneers. If it’s just a single tooth, Dr. Corey Johnson might suggest a cosmetic restoration with a porcelain dental crown.

The special dental-grade porcelain can be shaded bright white and can replicate the entire enamel layer of the unappealing tooth. This might also be a good time to consider a dental bleaching treatment to remove any minor staining issues for a fully white and lustrous smile.

This treatment typically requires two separate sessions to restore a tooth with a porcelain crown. The first step involves Dr. Corey Johnson using a drill to remove the tooth enamel and to form an abutment. This will later anchor the crown in your mouth.

Dr. Corey Johnson will make an impression of the area, which will be sent to a dental lab where your new crown will be made.

A temporary crown that is made from hard plastic will be secured over the abutment to protect it while you wait. You should keep in mind that the temporary crown is not a fully functional tooth; its only purpose is to protect the abutment.

You’ll need to come into Dr. Corey Johnson’s clinic for a brief second appointment when your new crown is ready. The temporary crown will be carefully removed and your new crown will be cemented into place.

If you’re displeased with the appearance of your smile and you’re interested in a dental crown in Glenwood Springs, Colorado, you should call 970-945-9119 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Corey Johnson.