The process to apply a crown usually takes at least two or more appointments. When a patient visits the dental office for a cleaning and x-rays, the dentist and other members of the treatment team look for signs of damage or deterioration. Crowns require that part of the tooth’s foundation remain intact to serve as an anchor.
The dentist removes any decay and takes an impression of the area during the first visit. The dentist will numb the area first. In most cases, the impression will be used to create a temporary crown and a permanent crown will be installed during a follow-up visit. After inserting the permanent crown, the dentist will ensure it is properly aligned. The dentist may polish or slightly alter the shape of the crown so that it duplicates the bite pattern of the original tooth.
Our Office uses a special coating to minimize discomfort during the “Temporary Phase” & a healing rinse will be given to keep your gums comfortable. The temporary will be shaped and colored to match your existing teeth very closely, and the final crown will be even better.