The Steps of a Dental Crown Restoration

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A dental crown restoration involves two dental visits. This type of restoration is used to repair a range of damage types, including decay, chips, cracks, and teeth worn down by teeth grinding. This guide discusses what you can expect during a dental crown restoration and how a dentist can help ensure a safe and efficient process. 

What to expect throughout the dental crown restoration process

The steps involved with a dental crown restoration include reshaping the tooth, taking a dental impression, placing a dental crown, and scheduling a second visit for when the permanent crown is ready. Same-day dental crowns may also be an option in certain situations.

The first visit: Tooth reshaping, dental impression, and temporary crown

The first visit (the consultation) involves reshaping the tooth and taking a dental impression, which is used to customize the permanent crown. Before this occurs, the dentist can answer any questions that the patient has and explain the process of any alternative procedures that may also be options. The patient may feel slight discomfort during the tooth reshaping, but the first visit is non-invasive. After reshaping the tooth to ensure an optimal fit for the permanent crown, a temporary crown is placed. 

The second visit: The placement of the permanent crown

It can take several weeks for the permanent crown to be created in the lab and sent back to the dentist’s office. In the meantime, the patient should take care of their temporary crown and the rest of their teeth the best that they can. Once the permanent crown is ready, the patient returns for a second visit to have the permanent crown placed. This process is non-invasive as well. The dentist may provide aftercare instructions to help the patient adjust to life with their restoration. 

Aftercare and follow-up visits for a dental crown restoration

There is not much (if any) discomfort after the placement of the permanent crown, so patients do not have to change their normal routine. Of course, it is still important to make good oral hygiene choices, limit sugar consumption, and brush and floss regularly. The dentist may request a follow-up visit to ensure that there are no complications with the crown or changes to the patient’s oral health. 

When same-day dental crowns may be an option

Some dentists offer same-day dental crowns (also called CEREC® crowns). These are ceramic crowns, so they are ideal for more visible teeth rather than teeth used more for chewing. The process for CEREC® crowns is similar, except that the crowns are made on the same day in the office with advanced 3D digital technology. 

Consult with our dental practice today to learn more

Do you have one or more damaged teeth that may need a dental crown restoration? If so, then contact our dental practice today to schedule a time for a first visit. We understand how inconvenient and discomforting a damaged tooth can be, and we seek to restore our patients' smiles in the most convenient way possible.

Request an appointment here: or call Simply Smiles Dentistry at (520) 368-3351 for an appointment in our Tucson office.

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