We use a state of the art digital scanner for most crowns, which means no bulky impressions in your mouth!
What is a dental crown/bridge?
A crown or bridge is a tooth-shaped cap that is placed over a broken, damaged, or decayed tooth. They function as natural teeth. A bridge utilizes existing teeth to replace a space from a missing tooth.
How long is a dental crown procedure?
A dental crown procedure requires two visits. The first appointment consists of shaping the tooth to prepare it for the crown, taking a digital scan to create your new crown, and placing a temporary crown. A second appointment is needed approximately 2 weeks later where you will receive your permanent crown.
Is a dental crown procedure painful?
The tooth is numb during the procedure so it is not painful. There may be minimal sensitivity or gum soreness after the procedure.