When a cavity has penetrated too deep for a simple filling, often times a crown is recommended as the proper treatment to restore the tooth. A crown is a tooth-like "cap" that is placed over a tooth to help restore the tooth's shape, size, strength and appearance.
What should I expect during a crown procedure?
1) Preparing the tooth for the crown.
- This involves the doctor preparing the tooth by removing any defective
material (i.e. existing crown, filling, etc.) and then digitally scanning the tooth,
surrounding teeth and tissue.
2) Milling of the tooth.
- All crowns are milled in our office in our CEREC machine. This innovative
technology allows all crowns to be made same-day. No more waiting and
wearing a temporary! The process can take anywhere between 60-90 minutes.
3) Cementing the Crown.
- Finally the crown will be cleaned and cemented on the tooth's remaining surface.
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