To do dental crown, several steps are involved, and at least two dental visits are generally needed to complete the treatment.
- The dentist prepares the tooth by removing its outer portion so the crown will fit. Any decay is also removed. If additional tooth structure is needed to support the crown, the dentist may build up the core of the tooth.
- An impression is made to provide an exact model for the crown
- You will get a temporary crown while you wait for the permanent crown to be ready – usually less than two weeks. While you have the temporary crown, this tooth may be sensitive to hot and cold. Also, avoid chewing gum or sticky foods during this time
- The dentist or a laboratory technician then uses the model to help make the crown.
- When the new crown is ready, the dentist places it in your mouth and makes the necessary adjustments. When you and your dentists are satisfied with how it looks and feels, the crown is cemented in place.
After adjustments, the crown is cemented in place
Dental Crown Procedure was last modified: March 16th, 2018 by