Once we determine that a dental crown is necessary, it usually takes two appointments to complete the treatment. On the first visit, we’ll apply a local anesthetic and prepare the tooth to be a solid base for the crown. Then we’ll use a digital scanner to take a digital impression of the area. This technology allows us to custom fit your crown to perfectly fit your teeth. While you wait for the permanent crown, we use a temporary crown to protect the tooth. With that said, while you have a temporary crown the tooth may be sensitive to hot and cold and you need to avoid chewing gum and sticky foods.
It takes approximately 2 weeks to make your crown. During this appointment, we will remove your temporary cap and fit your permanent cap. During this time we’ll make any adjustments needed for optimal comfort and appearance. Once we establish a perfect fit Dr. Cole will cement the crown into place.