Dental crowns are used in dentistry to protect a heavily damaged or broken tooth from external factors by placing a cap over it, extending the longevity, function, and health of the tooth.
What is involved in preparing for a dental crown?
The first step is ensuring that the crown is placed in a clean mouth. If you’re due for your regular hygiene visit, we will book you in for a comprehensive dental cleaning at our dental clinic prior to your diagnosis and treatment.
A dental crown procedure usually takes two appointments. Your first appointment will include preparing and shaping the tooth, and then taking an impression (mold) of the tooth which is sent out to a lab to fabricate the crown. The impression is taken by a digital camera rather than by using the common goopy impression material that many dentists still use today. A temporary crown will be placed on the tooth until your permanent crown is fabricated and delivered from the lab.
At your second visit, your temporary dental crown will be removed, the tooth will be cleaned, and your new crown will be carefully placed to ensure the spacing and bite is accurate and comfortable. After answering all of your questions and ensuring you’re happy with the crown placement, you will be sent home with care instructions for your newly completed crown restoration. Remember to continue to practice your regular oral hygiene routine of flossing and brushing.
Dr. Patricia Kenny
Dr. Levi Ross
Dr. Lindsay Patterson
201 - 10010 88 Ave.
Fort Saskatchewan, AB