There are many reasons for patients to get dental crowns. Dental crowns prevent weak teeth from breaking, restore a worn down or broken tooth, hold a dental bridge in its place, cover a dental implant, and cover a tooth that has been treated with a root canal.
What is the Process of Getting a Dental Crown?
The patient’s dentist prepares the tooth by removing the decay or the root canal, or both. The dentist then takes impressions of the tooth to create a crown to perfectly fit onto the tooth. During the making of the crown, a temporary restoration is placed to protect the tooth. The patient should be very careful with this temporary restoration and avoid chewing hard or sticky food. After 7 days at maximum, the crown will be ready. The process could differ depending on the dental crown type.