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A white and winning smile can give you the self-confidence to shine in social settings. This is especially important if you have a career in sales or the service industry. If you have one or two teeth in your smile suffering from cosmetic imperfections, like chips, discoloration, or mismatched fillings, your dentist, Dr. Lyudmila Shur, can restore them with a porcelain dental crown.

For all intents and purposes, a dental crown in Lynnwood, Washington, is essentially a perfect replica of the enamel layer of the tooth. The crown itself is hollow to allow it to be anchored on a post-like abutment that is formed from the core structures of the tooth.

Dr. Lyudmila Shur will start by removing the entire tooth enamel layer with a drill. Then, she will make an impression of the abutment and any corresponding teeth in your bite pattern.

The impression will be sent to a dental lab where the porcelain crown will be custom made. Then, a hard, plastic, temporary crown will be cemented over the abutment to protect it.

Dr. Lyudmila Shur will call you back in for a follow-up appointment when your porcelain crown is ready. The temporary crown will be removed and the new crown will be cemented directly onto the abutment.

If you have an unappealing tooth in your smile, you should call our dental office at 425-741-2030 to explore your cosmetic restoration options.