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Having gleaming white teeth in your smile helps give you the self-confidence to command a presence in social settings. An unappealing tooth with physical imperfections or cosmetic defects can significantly hamper your success in a career field that requires in-person interaction.

If you have an ugly tooth in your smile, you should schedule a consultation at Ronald C. Fuhrmann, DDS, A division of Atlantic Dental Care to explore your cosmetic dental options.

If multiple teeth have been affected, Dr. Ronald Fuhrmann might recommend dental veneers. To improve a single unappealing tooth, he might recommend a porcelain dental crown.

For a dental crown, Dr. Ronald Fuhrmann will start by removing entire tooth enamel layer with a drill. Then, he will make an impression of the abutment and any corresponding teeth in your bite pattern.

The impression will then be sent to a dental lab where the porcelain crown will be custom made. A hard, plastic cap, which is known as a temporary crown, will be cemented over the abutment to protect it.

You will need to return for a follow-up appointment when your porcelain crown is ready. The temporary crown will be removed and the new crown will be cemented directly onto the abutment.

If you live in the Virginia Beach, Virginia, area and you have a tooth in need of cosmetic restoration, you should call 757-716-7943 to schedule an appointment at Ronald C. Fuhrmann, DDS, A division of Atlantic Dental Care.