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A discolored or imperfect tooth can affect your appearance and self-esteem. To remedy a problem like this, Dr. Ira J. Dolnick might employ one of several cosmetic dental restoration techniques. One of the most common treatment is to replace the entire tooth enamel layer with a porcelain dental crown.

This is essentially a porcelain replica of the enamel layer of the tooth. Once installed, the new 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 a dental lab where the porcelain crown will be custom made. A temporary crown will be secured onto the abutment to keep it safe.

Dr. Ira J. Dolnick will call you back in 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 (847) 378-1644 to schedule an appointment at Dolnick and Associates regarding a dental crown in Niles, Illinois.