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A discolored, chipped, or decayed tooth in your smile can have a significant impact on your self-esteem. Fortunately, Dr. Iqbal Sayed and the dental specialists at his Patchogue, New York, clinic are trained and experienced in a range of dental restoration techniques.

If multiple teeth in your smile have cosmetic imperfections, Dr. Iqbal Sayed might recommend custom dental veneers. To improve the appearance of a single unappealing tooth, he might recommend a cosmetic restoration with a porcelain dental crown.

Dr. Iqbal Sayed will want to examine the tooth to assess its overall health. This often includes taking a few X-rays to make sure the tooth is otherwise healthy. A drill will then be used to remove all of the tooth enamel, leaving behind an abutment made from the dentin, pulp and root of the tooth. This will eventually anchor the porcelain crown in your mouth.

Dr. Iqbal Sayed will then create a detailed impression of the abutment, the neighboring teeth, as well as your bite pattern. This will be sent to a dental lab where your new crown will be prepared. A temporary crown will be placed over the abutment to keep it safe while you wait for the dental lab technician to complete your new crown.

Dr. Iqbal Sayed will call you in for a brief follow-up appointment to cement the porcelain crown onto the abutment with a powerful dental adhesive.

If you have an unappealing tooth in your smile, you should call 631-758-6689 to explore your cosmetic restoration options at Patchogue Dental Service PC.