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If one of the teeth in your smile has been marred by chips, deep stains or other imperfections, it can leave you feeling socially awkward. To address a problem like this, Dr. Lynn Leyde will often recommend enhancing the tooth with a porcelain dental crown in Shoreline, Washington.

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.

An impression will then be made 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 members will call you to schedule the second appointment when your new crown is ready. We will then remove the temporary crown and will cement your new crown into place.

If you have an unappealing tooth in your smile, you should call Professional Dental Care at 206-546-8377 to find out more about dental crowns.