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Genetics and other factors can sometimes cause a misshapen permanent tooth to emerge from the gums. This can be physically unappealing and could eventually lead to increased risk of suffering a dental fracture or chronic problems with lost tooth enamel.

If you or your child has a misshapen permanent tooth, you should consider scheduling an appointment with our dentist, Dr. Alan J. White. In many of these cases he can alter the shape of the tooth with a dental crown restoration. The doctor will carefully remove the natural tooth enamel. The dentin core left behind will hold the crown. An impression will be made of the area to guide the dental lab technicians tasked with creating the crown.The special material used in the crown can mimic the appearance of natural tooth enamel and match the surrounding teeth. A member of our staff will call you to schedule a second appointment when your dental crown is ready. Dr. Alan J. White will then cement it onto the tooth with a special type of dental adhesive. This will improve the tooth’s basic appearance and essential function in your mouth.

If you live in Staunton, Virginia, and you have a misshapen or otherwise compromised tooth you should call 540-886-1979 to schedule an appointment at Dr. Alan J. White, D.D.S..