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If one or more of your teeth have been marred by chips, deep stains or other imperfections, it can leave you with a less-than-appealing smile. In a situation like this, many people will contact Dr. Charles Peter to explore their cosmetic restoration options. One effective solution our Charles A. Peter, DMD, PL team offers is to restore your tooth with a dental crown.

The first step in restoring your tooth involves your dentist examining the tooth and taking some X-rays. It’s important to make sure that the sensitive internal structures of the tooth are healthy and strong.

The dentist will then numb the area before removing the majority of the enamel layer. Removing the enamel leaves behind a small post known as an abutment, which will later serve as an anchor for your new crown.

Then, he will take an impression of your smile, which will serve as a guide for the dental lab technicians who prepare your permanent crown.

After the dental lab has completed your permanent crown, Dr. Charles Peter will call you back into our office for a brief second appointment. During this appointment, your temporary crown will be carefully removed and your new permanent crown will be cemented in place.

If you have a tooth that needs help, you should contact Charles A. Peter, DMD, PL at 727-785-7202 to explore your restoration options.