- Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Dental Crown Procedure
The dental crown procedure consists of first preparing the tooth by taking an impression to be sent to the laboratory so that the lab technicians may then make the customized restoration. During the time in which your dental crown is being fabricated in the lab, name ( Dentist) will fit you with a temporary crown so that the tooth will remain protected. Upon its completion, your finalized dental crown will be fitted and permanently bonded into place.
Some offices are equipped with CAD/CAM (computer aided design/ manufacturing technology) program in which a 3D picture of the teeth is taken and the dental crown is then created and shaped to the proper dimensions from a ceramic block. In this case, there is no waiting period, no temporary restoration, and no lab work. The entire procedure may be completed in one visit. Ask your dental provider if this option is available to you.