In most cases, at least two appointments are needed for dental crown placement. In the case of same-day crowns, the entire process can be completed in a single appointment.
Here’s how the process usually goes:
The first step to any procedure at Delight Dental Smiles is the initial consultation. During this appointment, Dr. Rodriguez will perform a comprehensive exam, including X-rays and other necessary imaging. We will also discuss your expectations for treatment and explain what you can expect to happen during the procedure.
We will use the information collected in the initial consultation to create a custom treatment plan. We will take into account your needs and your budget.
Preparation of Tooth
Before a crown can be placed, the tooth will need to be prepared. This will include cleaning out any decay and repairing damage. If necessary, root canal treatment may be performed. A small amount of enamel will need to be removed to create space for the crown to fit over the tooth.
Digital images will be taken of the tooth and your bite which will be used to fabricate your crown.
If you are getting a same-day crown, the digital images will be sent to the software and the crown will be designed. Then, the design will be sent to the machine for the fabrication of the crown.
If you are getting a traditional crown, the images will be sent to an off-site lab where they will be fabricated. This usually takes a few weeks. A temporary crown may be placed in the meantime.
When the crown is placed, Dr. Rodriguez will ensure that it fits properly and that your bite is even. Then, it will be cemented in place. The result will be a beautiful, fully functional smile.
In a few weeks, you will need to return to ensure that the crown still fits properly and is settling in place as expected. If necessary, adjustments can be made at this time.