Ideally, each of your permanent teeth should emerge from the gums with a smooth shape that meets comfortably with the other teeth in your bite pattern. However, this is not always the case. Sometimes genetic factors and minor orthodontic complications can lead to a misshapen tooth.
If a tooth like this is not addressed in a reasonable amount of time, it could affect the appearance and lead to other dental health complications. Misshapen teeth are also at increased risk of suffering from dental fractures and chronic dental attrition.
In many of these cases, a dentist like Dr. James Shaheen can alter the shape of the tooth with a dental crown restoration. This dental restoration starts with our dentist carefully removing the natural tooth enamel. This leaves behind the dentin core of the tooth which will serve as an abutment capable of anchoring a dental crown.
An impression will be made of the area to guide the technicians at our dental lab while they prepare of your new dental crown.
A staff member at Smiles of Grand River will call you to schedule a second appointment when the dental crown is ready. Dr. Shaheen will then cement it onto the abutment with a strong dental adhesive.
If you live in New Hudson, Michigan, and you have a misshapen or otherwise compromised tooth, we invite you to call 734-707-8764 to schedule an appointment with our skilled dental team!