3: What Is The Process For Placing A Dental Crown?
Dental crowns usually take two appointments. At the first appointment, your restorative dentist will inspect the tooth or teeth that need replacing. Taking special care to inspect your gums, Dr. Ken Collins and Dr. Marnie Collins will make sure that you don’t have periodontal disease—gum disease— so that you have the best chance of crown success. If you do have gum disease, doctors Ken Collins and Marnie Collins will treat the condition before moving forward with your new restoration.
Next, your restorative dentist will numb the area and prepare the tooth by removing a small amount to make room for the crown. This ensures proper adhesion. Once the tooth or teeth are prepared, your dentist will take an impression of the tooth and areas around the tooth so a custom crown can be created to fit your mouth. The impression will be sent to a lab and you’ll be fitted with a temporary crown. This crown won’t be as strong as your final crown, but it will fit securely and protect your tooth until your permanent restoration is ready.
At your second and final appointment, your temporary crown will be gently removed, and your permanent crown placed. Your dentist in Spokane will then inspect the new crown to ensure that the color, fit, and occlusion are optimal.
If you’re getting a crown on top of a dental implant, the procedure will be much the same except instead of preparing the tooth, your dentist will place your implant and allow it time to heal before setting your permanent crown.