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A badly chipped tooth in your smile can leave you feeling self-conscious in social situations. Worse still, it could also impair your ability to bite off and chew food. In a situation like this many people will contact the dental professionals Presidio Dental to explore their repair and restoration options.

One of the most effective ways to rectify the problem is to have the chipped tooth restored by a porcelain crown.

The process starts with your dentist will examining the tooth, and taking X-rays. This helps to assess the overall health and integrity of the internal structures of the tooth.

Your dentist will then create an abutment by removing the majority of the enamel layer with a drill. This abutment will eventually provide a strong anchor to secure your crown in place. Finally, an impression is made and the abutment will have a hard plastic temporary crown cemented in place over it. The impression will be sent to our dental lab where your permanent crown is made.

After the lab has completed your crown, Presidio Dental will call you back in for a brief second appointment. The dentist will remove the temporary crown and cement your new crown in place.

If one of the teeth in your smile is badly chipped, you should call Presidio Dental at 415.737.0430 to schedule an appointment to explore your restoration options.