What does getting a crown involve?A crown procedure usually requires two appointments. Your first appointment will include taking two molds (or impressions). One will be used to create your custom made crown. The other mold will be used to create a temporary crown which will stay on your tooth for approximately two to three weeks until your new crown is fabricated by a dental laboratory.
While the tooth is numb, the dentist will prepare the tooth by removing any decay and shaping the surface to properly fit the crown. Once these details are accomplished, your temporary crown will be placed with temporary cement and your bite will be checked to ensure you are biting properly, and that it feels comfortable. At your second appointment, your temporary crown will be removed, the tooth will be cleaned, and your new crown will be carefully placed to ensure the spacing and bite are accurate. The crown may need to be adjusted to fit, and an x-ray will be taken prior to placement, to ensure a precise fit.
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You will be given care instructions and encouraged to have regular dental visits to check your new crown.