With dental crowns, our goal is to restore broken, damaged, or decayed teeth to their original healthy state while maintaining aesthetics that make them appear natural and undetectable.
When a person’s tooth is damaged because of trauma or decay or has an existing large filling that must be replaced, treatment of the tooth with a crown may be necessary. Crowns may be made out of porcelain or a combination of porcelain and gold.
How long does it take to fit a dental crown?
Fitting a crown requires at least two visits to our office. Initially, we will remove decay, shape the tooth, and fit it with a temporary crown of either plastic or metal.
On the subsequent visit we will remove the temporary crown, and then fit and adjust the final crown. Finally, we will cement the crown into place and you have a new beautiful looking tooth.
Key Benefits of Dental Crowns
– Replaces missing teeth
– Looks completely natural
– Allows normal function (chewing)
How long does it take for crown treatment?
Crown treatment usually is a two appointment procedure.
The first appointment typically takes about an hour and consists of removing any decay or old fillings, shaping the tooth to accommodate a crown and making making an impression or model of the shaped teeth. Finally, the teeth are fitted with a provisional (or temporary) crown that will allow for natural appearance and function while the crown or bridge is being made.
The second appointment is much shorter in length and consists of removing the temporary crown and replacing it with the new permanent crown. This appointment usually takes less than an hour.