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Chips, old fillings and significant discoloration on one or more teeth in your smile can leave you feeling self-conscious. Fortunately, Dr. Purvesh Malaviya is well versed in a spectrum of cosmetic dentistry treatments. One of the most effective methods for restoring the appearance of a single unappealing tooth is to restore all of the tooth enamel with a porcelain dental crown.

A dental crown in New Bedford, Massachusetts, is essentially a porcelain replica of the enamel layer of the tooth. Once installed, the crown will restore the full function and appearance of an unappealing tooth.

At your first appointment, your dentist will use a drill to remove the majority of the tooth enamel. Then, he will make an impression of the abutment and surrounding teeth. This will be sent to the dental lab where the porcelain crown will be custom made. A temporary crown will be secured onto the abutment to keep it safe.

Dr. Purvesh Malaviya will call you back for the second appointment after the dental lab technician has completed the crown. The temporary crown will be carefully removed and your new crown will be cemented into place.

If you have an unappealing tooth in your smile, you should call Creative Dental Group at 508-990-9900 to see if you’re a good candidate for a porcelain crown.