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Cosmetic dentistry is designed to enhance the overall appearance of your mouth and smile. It includes a broad range of treatments.

If a single tooth has needs improvement, the dentist at Turlock Dental Care might recommend restoring its appearance with a porcelain dental crown.

In the process of placing a dental crown, the dentist will completely replace the original enamel with a dental grade porcelain. The crown can be shaded to match the other teeth in your smile.

To prepare your tooth for the crown, Dr. Robert A. McCulla will first need to form an abutment by removing the enamel with a dental drill. This leaves behind a pillar of dentin that will serve as the abutment to anchor the crown in your mouth.

The dentist will then form an impression of the area which will be sent to a dental lab, where the crown will be created. When it’s ready Dr. McCulla will install the with a strong dental adhesive.

If you are in the Turlock, California, area and you have a tooth in need of cosmetic restoration, you should call 209-667-7889 to schedule an appointment at Turlock Dental Care.