The procedure for preparing dental crowns is straightforward and is typically completed in 2-3 sittings. At the first appointment, we will examine your teeth and identify the underlying issues. Then, if dental crowns are indicated, we will prepare the damaged teeth for crown placement. During tooth preparation, we will remove a very thin layer of the tooth enamel to create space for bonding the crown. Don’t worry; this will not make your teeth sensitive or weak.
Next, we will make digital impressions of your teeth which will be sent to the dental laboratory, along with information regarding the crown’s desired shade. While you’re waiting for your crowns to be fabricated in the dental laboratory, we will place temporary crowns over the prepared teeth so that your smile and appearance are not affected.
Once the crowns are received from the lab, we will remove the temporary crowns and try the permanent ones on your teeth without bonding. If the aesthetics and fit are acceptable, we will use adhesive to bond the crowns to the prepared teeth.
You’re now a proud owner of a beautiful smile with crowns!