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A single tooth that suffers from physical or cosmetic imperfections can leave you feeling self-conscious when you smile. Fortunately, modern day dental technology can offer a variety of treatments capable of addressing a visually unappealing tooth.

The first step in the process calls for having our dentist, Dr. Ryan Ross, perform a comprehensive examination to determine the heath of the tooth and the severity of the cosmetic imperfection. Once this is done he can explain your treatment options. In a case where the tooth’s enamel layer has been significantly affected he might recommend a dental crown restoration.

The treatment plan is intended to replicate the tooth’s original enamel layer with a special type of dental porcelain, which can be shaded to mimic the appearance of naturally white tooth enamel.

To anchor the dental crown in place our dentist may carefully remove the tooth’s natural enamel layer. The healthy dentin abutment left behind can eventually act as an anchor for the porcelain restoration. A special type of dental adhesive will then be used to secure it in place.

If you are in the San Luis Obispo, California, area and you have one of more teeth in need of cosmetic restoration, you should call 805-541-5800 to set up an appointment at Ryan M. Ross, DDS.