What Does the Procedure Involve?
The procedure to implant a crown usually requires at least two or more visits. When a patient comes to the dental office for a cleaning and x-rays, the dentist and other dental professionals check for signs of damage or deterioration. Solutions are then considered. Dental crowns require that part of the tooth’s root remain intact to use as a foundation.
Your dentist will remove any decay and then takes an impression of the area during the initial visit. First, the dentist will numb the area. In almost all cases, the impression will be used to make a temporary crown and a permanent crown which will be positioned during a follow-up visit. After positioning the permanent crown, the dentist will ensure that it is perfectly aligned. The dentist may polish or slightly reshape the crown so that it replicates the bite pattern of the original tooth.