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A winning smile is a critical part of making a good first impression. If you have one or two unappealing teeth in your smile, it can hinder you in business and social settings. If the tooth is too unattractive to handle, your dentist, Dr. Rakhi Jani, might recommend boosting its appearance with a porcelain dental crown.

A dental crown in Livermore, California, is essentially a perfect replica of the tooth enamel layer that is cast out of porcelain. The crown itself is hollow so it can be anchored on a post-like abutment that is formed from the core structures of the tooth.

Dr. Rakhi Jani will start by using a drill to remove the entire tooth enamel layer. Then, she will create a detailed impression of the abutment and any corresponding teeth. The impression will be sent to a dental lab where the porcelain crown will be custom made. Then a temporary crown will be secured over the abutment to protect it.

Dr. Rakhi Jani will call you back in for a follow-up appointment when your porcelain crown is ready. The temporary crown will be removed and your new crown will be cemented onto the abutment with a strong dental adhesive.

If you have one or more unappealing teeth in your smile, you should call 925.344.5757 to understand your cosmetic restoration options at Smiles Unlimited.