What Is the Crown Process Like?
Dr. Martinez will assess your tooth during a consultation to determine if there is any active tooth decay that needs to be removed and if your tooth is suitable for a dental crown. To prepare a tooth to receive a dental crown, we need to shave down the tooth to remove a layer around the entire tooth.
This creates the ideal shape to fit inside the thickness of a dental crown. Impressions are then taken of your filed-down tooth and sent to a dental lab. They will fabricate the tooth at their lab. If you are receiving a tooth-colored crown, a shade guide is used to match the crown’s shade to your natural tooth shade.
Crown fabrication can take a few weeks so a temporary immediate crown will be placed until your official one is ready. Once we receive the dental crown, you will return for a separate appointment. We will have a crown fitting, where we check how the crown looks, fits and feels. If it’s satisfactory, the crown will be bonded into place.