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If your smile has been rendered unappealing by chips, stains, old dental work or other cosmetic imperfections, it can leave you feeling self-conscious. In some cases, your smile can be improved by dental veneers. However, if a tooth lacks sufficient enamel to secure a veneer, your dentist, Dr. Melissa Maus, might recommend restoring the tooth with a porcelain dental crown.

A dental crown in San Francisco, California, 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, Dr. Melissa Maus will use a drill to remove the entire enamel layer. 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. Melissa Maus will call you back for the second appointment after the dental lab technician has completed the dental crown. During this appointment, the temporary crown will be carefully removed and your new crown will be cemented into place.

If you have multiple imperfections in your smile, you should call Melissa Maus & Associates at 415-781-0819 to explore your cosmetic restoration options.