A Dental crown procedure is a great way of protecting a tooth that has been damaged or that has become diseased overtime. The good news is that a dental crown placement can be done in just a few office visits with each lasting about an hour or less. The first step in having a dental crown placed includes having an assessment. This may involve x-rays as well as a general examination before the crown work can begin. If a tooth is too weak to accept a crown or requires root canal therapy first then these things must be considered also.
The Dental Laboratory Is Where The Final Crown Will Be Custom-Made
The next step involves preparing the tooth. Local anesthesia is applied and then the tooth is filed down to the size necessary to accept a temporary cap and ultimately the permanent crown. Your dentist will take an impression of the tooth and then send that off to the dental laboratory where the final crown will be custom-made. In most instances the crafting of the crown will take about two weeks. A crown is an excellent way of protecting a tooth and ensuring that the natural tooth underneath the crown stays healthy and lasts a long time.
Modern Dentistry Offers Patients More Options Than Ever Before
Dental crowns are cemented into place making them permanent in nature and ensuring that they look natural and that they are fully functional. While a few final adjustments may be necessary, the crown is cemented and permanent making sure that full functionality is available. From dental implants to root canal therapy and a wide range of other treatments, modern dentistry offers patients more options today than have ever been available in the past. Talk with your Pinole Dentists, Dr. Azadeh Hosseini and Dr. Ghazal Hosseini at Top Pinole Dental for more information on dental crown procedures as well as a wide range of other unique dental treatments designed to improve quality of life and overall appearance.