What To Expect During A Dental Crown Procedure
November 9, 2020
Do you have teeth that are close to breaking, discolored, or irreparably decayed? Thanks to Greenacres cosmetic dentistry, you won’t have to spend the rest of your life struggling with dental woes. If you want to flash your biggest smile without being self-conscious about it, getting dental crowns might just be the best thing for your teeth.
These “caps” are customized to cover your tooth to restore its shape and size while increasing its strength and enhancing its function. The process of placing a dental crown usually requires two dental visits.
4 Steps Of Placing a Dental Crown
The Dentist Prepares Your Tooth
The dentist numbing the area with a local anesthetic before shaping the tooth a couple of millimeters all around so the crown will fit. During the process, any sign of decay is removed. Your tooth’s core may also need to be built up if the additional tooth structure is required to provide adequate support to the dental crown.
An Impression Is Made
Since an exact model for the crown has to be produced, the dentist makes an impression from a mold or by digitally scanning your tooth.
The Temporary Crown Is Placed
Unless you’re getting a same-day crown, the dentist places a temporary crown over your tooth while waiting for your permanent crown to be ready. You may need to wear this for two weeks or less.
The Permanent Crown Is Placed
Once your new crown is ready, the dentist places this on your tooth and makes small adjustments as needed before cementing it into place.
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Questions? When it comes to dental crowns and other cosmetic dentistry solutions, Dr. Miguel Ferrer DDS, PA is ready to give you the answers you’re looking for. Schedule an appointment today.