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A single misshapen or a discolored tooth that appears when you smile can certainly leave you feeling self-conscious about your appearance. At the same time, a chip with a noticeable, old filling or fractured tooth enamel can also be cosmetically unappealing.

Fortunately, Virginia Dental Group’s dentist is well versed in a wide range of dental treatments capable of improving the appearance of an unattractive tooth. After a comprehensive examination, Dr. Lida M. Vargas will present you with some treatment options.

In many of these cases, a single unappealing tooth can be cosmetically restored with a porcelain dental crown. This material can be shaded and color matched to look just like natural tooth enamel, allowing the dental work to blend in with the surrounding teeth.

The treatment plan calls for her to carefully remove the existing tooth enamel. The remaining abutment of dentin will eventually serve as a solid anchor for the porcelain dental crown. After it has been prepared in a dental lab Dr. Lida M. Vargas will cement the dental crown in place with a special type of dental adhesive.

It would be helpful to prevent dental stains from developing on the surrounding teeth to ensure they continue to match the porcelain dental crown. Make sure to remember to brush your teeth each morning and night as well as flossing once per day. Regularly attendance of your dental checkups will also help to remove surface stains from the surrounding teeth to help maintain your gleaming white smile.

If you live in the Fairfax, Virginia, area and you have a visually unappealing tooth, you should call 703-385-3800 to explore the cosmetic restorations offered at Virginia Dental Group.