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Chips, deep stains, old fillings and other imperfections on one or more of the teeth in your smile can leave you feeling self-conscious. The dental professionals at Dr. Dennis Burrell and Associates, PC are highly trained and experienced at helping you understand your cosmetic restoration options.

In many cases, the best option for improving a tooth with significant cosmetic imperfections is to replace the entire enamel layer with a porcelain crown.

This will require two separate appointments. At the first appointment your dentist will examine the tooth, to make sure the interior structures of the tooth are sound.

Then, they will remove the enamel layer of the tooth leaving a post-like abutment behind. The abutment is essentially the dentin, and pulp of the tooth still anchored securely in the socket.

An impression is made of the area to be sent to our dental lab as a guide for preparing your permanent crown. Then the dentist will secure a hard plastic temporary crown over the abutment to protect it.

A member of our staff will call you to schedule your second appointment once the dental lab has completed your permanent crown. During this brief appointment, the temporary crown is removed and your permanent crown is cemented in place.

If you have a tooth in your smile that needs cosmetic restoration, you should call Dr. Dennis Burrell and Associates, PC’s office in University Place, Washington at 253-564-7645 to schedule an appointment.