Crowns Treatment

This procedure may require two appointments. However, posterior teeth are completed at Cremorne Dental Clinic in a single session.

1. Before the procedure

The dentist makes a first evaluation and takes one or more X-rays of the area to prepare for the procedure and typically takes a mould used to create the temporary custom cap if it is to be made off site.

2. Tooth preparation

While your teeth are numb, the natural tooth is shaped to allow for a cap to be made to fit it. A teeth impression is made and sent off to the dental laboratory to be made. A temporary cap or bridge is attached before you leave the surgery. If the tooth is to be made in a single appointment, the prepared tooth is photographed digitally and the cap is designed and made from a block of porcelain while you wait. This part of the treatment will take about half an hour. The finished product is attached to the prepared tooth ensuring perfect contact with adjacent teeth and a perfectly comfortable bite. The process is completed giving you a smooth, perfectly matched final tooth.

3. Attaching the new crown

At your second appointment your temporary cap will be removed, the tooth will be cleaned, and your new cap will be carefully placed to ensure the spacing and bite are accurate.

4. End result
The end result is a new tooth or gap replacement. Care for your new caps and bridges is required through brushing and flossing and should be done as recommended by your dentist.

Temporary Crown

A temporary crown will stay on your tooth for approximately two weeks until your new crown is fabricated by a dental laboratory. Once these details are accomplished, your temporary crown will be placed with temporary cement and your bite will be checked to ensure you are biting properly.

After your new crown is permanently put in place, you will be given care instructions and encouraged to have regular dental visits.