Crown Placement Process
Our team uses crowns made from porcelain, gold, or acrylic resin, depending on the location of the tooth, the best clinical outcome, and your aesthetic goals. While gold crowns are typically the strongest and hold up best over time, options like porcelain or acrylic resin offer a closer resemblance to your natural teeth, making them the often-preferred choice for more visible teeth.
During the crown placement process, we first examine the tooth and prepare it to fit the crown. We thoroughly clean out any decay in the tooth, potentially performing root canal therapy if there is significant risk of infection. We then file the tooth down to make room for the crown to fit on top of the tooth, taking a mold of the reshaped tooth to use in forming the crown. Between the first and second visits, you will have a temporary crown in place to protect the reshaped tooth and maintain your comfort.
During your second visit, we will then remove the temporary crown and place the new, permanent crown, cementing it in place. You will then be able to treat the new crown just like your other teeth, eating, talking, and smiling with ease.