website builder A crown is a tooth-shaped cap that goes over a tooth. They can help tolerate a sensible tooth, or make a fractured or chipped one look better. Dental crowns allow you to chew and protect the tooth inside them. In addition, they play an important role in dental aesthetics, as they can restore the appearance of a smile to its former glory.
Putting in a dental crown normally takes from to two to three dental visits where our team will design, mill and place the crown. However, depending on the situation, it is possible to come out of our office with a crown in a single visit.
In order to make a crown, we would usually take an impression of one of your teeth and send it to a lab, where our specialists will design and shade it. However, with one-visit crowns, we speed up this process by using a digital scanner to obtain a clean, detailed 3D model of your tooth and adjacent teeth.
As we work with a 3D model, our team can make adjustments to the crown and ensure that it does not collide with other teeth on a computer before actually creating the piece. This saves the time it would take to refine the crown in a lab, thus allowing patients to obtain their prosthetic replacement in just two hours.
Once the permanent crown is in place, it is very likely that if we preserve the nerve underneath, sensitivity to cold or heat may present during the following days post-op. These sensations should go away as the crown adapts to the tooth.
To provide good care, it is advisable to maintain good hygiene for both the crown and adjacent teeth. For porcelain crowns, we recommend preventing the consumption of hard candy or ice so that it does not splinter. If you want to get this your own one-visit crown, please contact us today to book an appointment.