What to Expect from a Dental Crown

What to Expect from a Dental Crown

Dental crowns are a great solution to a variety of dental issues. Dental crowns are a common dental solution for large fillings, weakened teeth, and severely discolored teeth. If you have been told that you may benefit from the installation of a dental crown, this is what you can expect.

Types of Dental Crown

There are various types of dental crown available. Ceramic, stainless steel, resin, and porcelain are all used to produce dental crowns; however, ceramic and porcelain are most common because they best simulate the look and feel of natural teeth. There are pros and cons with each type of dental crown material, so it is advised that you and your dentist discuss which option would be best suited for your unique needs.

Time Frame for Dental Crowns

A dental crown normally requires two visits to the dentist’s office in order to install. At your first appointment, your dentist will begin the process by examining the tooth in question. Your dentist will check the tooth in order to ensure that it is strong enough to support a dental crown. Once this has been done, you dentist will adapt your tooth to be compatible with a dental crown by filing it down. In the case of severely damaged teeth, your dentist may use a filling at this point. Once all of this has been completed, an impression of the tooth will be taken which will then be sent off to be used to create your permanent crown. While you are waiting for your permanent dental crown, you dentist will give you a temporary one to wear in the meantime. Once your permanent dental crown has arrived, you will visit your dentist for a second time so that it can be applied. A layer of adhesive will attach your new crown to your natural tooth.

If you would like more information on dental crowns and why you may benefit from one, contact us today to schedule an appointment. Our staff would be happy to get you started on the right path to dental and oral health.