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One or more teeth in your smile that suffer from visible imperfections, chips, mismatched fillings or discolored enamel can leave you feeling self-conscious. In a case like this, your dentist, Dr. Lance W. Huthwaite, might recommend restoring the tooth’s appearance with a porcelain dental crown.

The process starts with your dentist examining the tooth and taking some X-rays. It’s important to make sure the dentin, pulp and root of the tooth are healthy and strong.

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 your new crown.

We will then take a detailed impression of the area before a temporary crown will be cemented over the abutment. It will then be sent to our dental lab where your porcelain crown will be custom made.

One of our staff will call you to schedule the second appointment when your new crown is ready. We will then remove the temporary crown and cement your new crown into place.

If one of the teeth in your smile suffers from visual imperfections, you should call 770-536-8868 to schedule an appointment at Huthwaite & Huthwaite, D.M.D., PC regarding a dental crown in Gainesville, Georgia.