The first thing that you can expect when you visit our office in Huntington Beach for a dental crown is a friendly face greeting you. Our goal is to make your experience as pleasant as possible while you are in our office, especially since crowns can take two dental appointments to complete. Let’s go over what you can expect at these appointments with a Legacy Dental Care expert.
On your first visit, we will need to examine your entire mouth. An x-ray will be taken so that the dentist can look for signs of tooth decay and examine your jawbone. This helps pinpoint any areas that have an increased risk of injury and needs immediate treatment.
Teeth will need to be shaped for a dental crown to be placed, which is why dentists must look for damage that could cause problems when applying a crown to the tooth. This shaping is done to ensure there is enough room in the mouth for the dental crown. The tops and sides of the tooth that is getting a crown applied will be shaved down, and any tooth decay present will be treated.
After your first visit at our dental clinic in Huntington Beach, the dentist will have a crown designed to match the look, shape, and size of your natural teeth. It takes about three weeks for the dental crown to be completed, which is the reason for the second appointment. In the meantime, a temporary crown will be placed on your tooth.
When the permanent crown is done, the dentist will fit it onto the tooth to make sure that it stays in place and fits with no problems. Once the dental crown is fitted properly, it is cemented into place.
If you’d prefer something faster, you can opt for same day crowns. These are made by taking a scan of your teeth and crafting a 3D model of your tooth, which is used to make a ceramic crown. The process is fast and simple.