How long does it take to get a dental crown?
Several steps are involved with getting a new dental crown. The entire process typically requires two visits that take place over about two weeks.
Here’s what’s involved with getting a dental crown at our Middletown, NJ dental office:
Planning Your Dental Crown
The first step in the process is to prepare your tooth by reshaping it so your natural tooth will fit properly. Next, we take dental impressions that we use to create a model of your teeth. Before we send the model off to the dental lab that fabricates your custom crown, we’ll also use it to create a temporary crown for you to wear while you wait.
Steps to Place Your Dental Crown
It usually takes about two weeks for the dental lab to customize your new crown. When we receive the dental crown back from the lab, we’ll arrange an appointment so we can place it on your tooth.
Dr. Sukumar will check that the crown meets our specifications and fits comfortably over your tooth. He will make any adjustments for fit and to ensure that your teeth correctly meet when you bite down.
The final step is to polish the crown and cement it onto your tooth. You’ll leave our dental office with a natural-looking restoration that restores your oral health and enhances your appearance.
If you’re ready to learn more about getting dental crowns in Middletown, NJ, please call us to arrange an appointment.