The Process Of Placing a Dental Crown

August 8, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — dentexgroup @ 8:38 am
Patient talking to their dentist

Dental crowns have been used for a very long time to help protect teeth that are damaged or decayed, and the ones used in modern dentistry are more sophisticated than they’ve ever been. They’re made of tooth-colored ceramic that blends in perfectly with the smile, allowing you to fix your teeth without compromising your appearance.

To place these dental crowns, your dentist is going to need to remove a little bit of healthy enamel in order to make room. Here’s what you should know about the process of preparing the teeth for the dental crowns.

Process of a Dental Crown Consultation

The first step, as with any procedure, will be to talk with your dentist about what it is you need and the best way to achieve your smile goals. Dental crowns can be made of a variety of both ceramic and metal materials—which one you use ultimately comes down to the location of your tooth in the mouth, the amount you have budgeted for treatment, and personal preference.

Fitting the Dental Crown To You

Once you’ve decided on the basics of what you want your dental crown to look like, your dentist will go about designing it. If you’ve decided on a ceramic crown, your dentist will use a shade guide to pick a color for the crown that matches your other teeth. They’ll also create detailed impressions of the tooth that needs to be replaced, which will be incorporated into the design of your restoration.

Removing Enamel For Dental Crowns

Then, the dentist will remove a small amount of your enamel to make room for the dental crown to be placed on your tooth. In some cases, dental crowns will need to be milled off-site. Because it will take several weeks for the final restoration to arrive, your tooth will be covered with a temporary restoration to protect your tooth.

However, some practices have same-day dental crown technology, where the crowns are milled in-house. This makes temporary crowns unnecessary.

Placing Your Dental Crown

Once your dental crown is milled, your dentist will bring you back in for it to be finally placed. This will involve coating the tooth with a dental adhesive and sliding the restoration into place.

After that, you’ll be done! Your dental crown will be in place, and if you take care of it well, it should be able to protect your tooth for years to come.

About Our Practice

At Dentex Dental of Philadelphia, you never have to wonder whether you’re going to get the care that you need. Here, you’ll find dedicated experts who both care deeply about your needs and who have the clinical expertise to actually help you. No matter what you expect your experience at the dentist’s office to be, we can promise you that you’ll be able to get the care that you’re looking for.

If you have any questions about dental crowns, we can be reached at our website or by phone at (215) 677-3904.

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