A smile that has been rendered unappealing by multiple cosmetic imperfections can hamper your self-confidence and hinder your social life. Many people in a case like this will contact Hudson Dental Care to explore their cosmetic dental options.
For a smile suffering from chips, discoloration, or multiple imperfections, Dr. Vivian Hudson might recommend dental veneers. These are special porcelain shells that are crafted to fit over the faces of each tooth in your smile.
The first step of the process involves examining the teeth in your smile and taking some X-rays. It’s important to make sure each tooth is healthy and there is sufficient enamel to anchor a veneer. If one tooth is compromised, he might recommend a total restoration with a porcelain dental crown.
Your dentist will then numb the area with Novocain before using a drill to remove all remaining tooth enamel. This leaves behind a small post called an abutment, which will eventually anchor the new crown.
A detailed impression will then be made of the abutment as well as the teeth meant for the dental veneers. Then a temporary crown will be secured over the abutment.
The impression will be sent to our off-site dental lab where the porcelain crown and dental veneers will be meticulously crafted.
When they are ready, we will call you back in for a second appointment to install the porcelain crown and dental veneers.
If you are struggling with an unappealing smile and you would like to know more about cosmetic dentistry in Smyrna, Georgia, you should call 770-438-1520 to schedule a cosmetic dental consultation with Dr. Vivian Hudson.