Most people have a dental crown procedure for one of several reasons: they have a particularly weak tooth that needs to be held together or requires a bridge; they have a tooth that is extremely discolored; or they wish to have a crown placed for cosmetic reasons.
99% of people that get a dental crown do not experience pain. There are several types of crowns that can be used, including ceramic, porcelain, resin, and stainless steel (cosmetic crowns are usually made of porcelain or ceramic). Since, according to the American Dental Association (ADA), there are pros and cons for each type, you can have Dr. Sudikoff address your specific situation and make a recommendation on which is best for your tooth.
The procedure for installing a dental crown normally takes two separate dentist visits. However, Dr. Sudikoff offers 1 visit dental crowns using state of the art technology. After examining the tooth to make sure that it can support a crown, Dr. Sudikoff will begin filing it down to prepare for the crown. Alternatively, if the tooth is severely damaged or broken, she might need to fill it in to make it large enough to properly receive the crown.
In most cases after the tooth is filed or filled to the proper shape, dentist will take an impression of the tooth, as well as those surrounding it, and send it away to a dental lab, so the permanent crown can be made accordingly. By the end of this first visit, the tooth will have a new temporary crown that protects it until the final crown is ready to be permanently placed.
Using state of the art 3D technology we offer dental crowns in one day so you don’t have to wear a temporary crown and wait weeks for your permanent crown to come in.
Once your dental crown procedure is complete, it may take some getting used to before your new crown feels normal in your mouth; however, after a little time has passed, the crown should look, function, and feel like a regular tooth.