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A lot of people feel a winning smiles says a lot about them. If one or more of the teeth in your smile suffers from deep staining issues, chips or visible past dental work it can leave you feeling self-conscious about your smile. In a situation like this many people will reach out to Dr. David J. Borgmeyer and Augustine Borgmeyer to explore their cosmetic restoration options. One of the most common options they recommends is to have the tooth restored with a porcelain or porcelain fused to metal crown.

The first step in the process of restoring the tooth with a porcelain crown, involves Dr. David J. Borgmeyer and Augustine Borgmeyer performing a thorough examination. It’s important to determine the integrity of the internal structures of the tooth, if it has been compromised by past dental work.

Dr. David J. Borgmeyer and Augustine Borgmeyer will then form an abutment, by removing the majority of the enamel layer of the tooth. This leaves behind a small sheath protecting the internal structures of the tooth. In time your permanent crown will be cemented over the abutment to hold it in place.

Then they will make an impression of the abutment and surrounding teeth, including your bite pattern. This will be sent to a dental lab to serve as a guide for crafting your new crown. A temporary crown is secured in place to protect the abutment while you wait.

Dr. David J. Borgmeyer and Augustine Borgmeyer will schedule your second appointment when your crown comes back from the dental lab. The temporary crown will be removed and your new porcelain crown is cemented in place.

If you have one or more teeth that need cosmetic improvement, you should call Dr. David J. Borgmeyer and Augustine Borgmeyer at 314-351-6554 to explore your cosmetic restoration options.