The process to insert a crown typically takes two or more appointments. When you visit our dental office for a comprehensive cleaning and x-rays, your dentist and other members of the dental treatment team check for signs of damage or deterioration. Crowns require that some of the tooth’s base remains intact to be employed as an anchor.
Your dentist will remove all decay and then take an impression of the area during the first appointment. Your dentist will numb the area first. In the majority of cases, this impression will be employed to make your provisional crown and then your permanent crown will be set in place during your follow-up appointment. Once the permanent crown is positioned, your dental professional will ensure it is correctly lined up. Your dentist might buff or somewhat change the shape of your crown so that it replicates the bite pattern of your original tooth.