How are crowns placed?
There are a number of steps involved in placing porcelain crowns. 78641 dentist, Dr. Robert Hendricks, is happy to tell you more!
You can expect to make two trips to the office in order to prepare the tooth and place the permanent crown.
The first step in getting a crown is making an impression of the tooth structure. This is accomplished by removing the outer portion of the tooth, which makes room for the eventual crown. An impression is made of the prepared tooth so your crown will be custom made to fit correctly.
You will receive a temporary crown that will stay in place for the couple of weeks it will take your custom crown to be made. Although the temporary crown will enable you to eat comfortably, you should avoid eating sticky or hard foods while you have the temporary crown. You should also not chew gum. You might feel a bit of extra sensitivity to hot and cold with the temporary crown, which is perfectly normal.
When the permanent crown is ready, you will return for another appointment to have it placed. It will be adjusted carefully until you can bite down on it comfortably. Once you and your dentist are confident it will function for you, your new crown will be cemented in place.
Give us a call if you need porcelain crowns in the 78641 zip code!