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A white and winning smile is an important element of making a great first impression. If one of the teeth in your smile suffers from discoloration, old fillings, new cavities or other cosmetic imperfections, it can leave you feeling self-conscious. To restore the appearance of a tooth like this, your dentist, Dr. Ronald Fuhrmann, might recommend a porcelain dental crown.

A dental crown in Virginia Beach, Virginia, is a near-perfect replica of the tooth enamel layer that is cast from a ceramic, porcelain material. It can be shaded to match the surrounding teeth in your smile. Sometimes your dentist will recommend having a dental bleaching treatment administered to whiten all your teeth and he will adjust the shade of the crown accordingly. This can improve the appearance of the tooth and cosmetically restore your smile.

Your dentist will use a drill to remove the entire enamel layer of the tooth. This leaves behind a post-like abutment that encases the pulp and root of the tooth.

A detailed digital impression will be made of the area, which will be used to design and create your dental crown right in our office. This means you will not need a temporary crown or a second appointment.

If you have an unappealing tooth in your smile, you should call 757-716-7943 to explore your cosmetic restoration options at our office.