Dental Crown Procedure: What to Expect

After you schedule your appointment with one of our experienced dentists, he or she will talk with you about your specific restorative needs, your goals for your smile, and your desired outcome. Your dentist will then examine your teeth to determine if a dental crown is appropriate.  When you need a new dental crown, it is helpful to understand exactly what the crown procedure involves. 

Our Greensboro dentists have provided countless customers with high-quality porcelain crowns and ceramic crowns. Whether your tooth structure is broken, chipped, worn down, or you even have missing teeth, we know how to create a durable, natural-looking crown that looks and feels like your natural teeth. Let’s explore our dental crown process.

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Careful Assessment

Our careful assessment of your current dental health will determine if a dental crown is the best restoration solution based on your specific smile goals and the present condition of your teeth.

It may be clear that a crown is the best option, but if not, we’ll make alternate recommendations and discuss with you exactly what your treatment choices are. We will also discuss the best suitable types of crowns, whether that be a ceramic or porcelain crown. We will also ensure that you understand what actual results are to be expected with your chosen dental restoration method. Our goal is for you to be able to make an educated decision.

My teeth were making me look really old. So, I decided that if I could get them fixed up, maybe it would help. And it did, a lot! I’m much more comfortable giving a big grin… It was painless, it was easy and it was so worth anything to go through this. I love my teeth!.

– Cindy

Dental Crown Process

The crowning process itself typically requires at least two additional dental visits after the initial assessment. The first appointment involves shaping the damaged tooth, taking its impression, and placing a temporary crown. Between the two visits, the dental laboratory will fabricate the new crown to replace the temporary crowns, which usually takes about two weeks to complete. During the second visit, your dentist will cement the finished crown into place.

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Accurate Design & Placement

Our expert dentists take their time, making certain that your crown fits your tooth perfectly. We thoroughly clean and prepare your original tooth so that it can house the new crown comfortably. We take detailed impressions of your tooth and use exact measurements to shape it in a manner that will ensure that the crown isn’t placed either too high or too low.

The main purpose of a crown is to restore the natural look and feel to your damaged tooth, and you need it to fit well in order to function well. A crown that has been placed inaccurately may result in pain, cause problems with your bite, and even provide further damage to your original tooth.

Follow-Up & Monitoring

We always schedule follow-up appointments to check your dental crown for both fit and function. Even if you think everything is going well, it’s important to keep these appointments to ensure that your crown will last and not cause you any future problems.

That’s it! Getting a crown is actually a much simpler and straightforward process than many people think – and we work hard to make sure you are informed and prepared every step of the way. We even offer financing options in case you don’t have dental insurance or your insurance doesn’t cover the complete cost of your crown.

Whether you need to repair a broken tooth, a decayed tooth, a cracked tooth, our dental office is ready to give you a smile makeover you will love. Not only do we restore your smile, but also give you the tools you need to upkeep your good dental hygiene. Ready to schedule your appointment and discuss your tooth restoration options?

Simply fill out our online appointment form or call us at 336-272-4595 today. We look forward to helping make your smile even better!