What is the dental crown procedure?
A dental crown is a tooth cover—often called a “cap”—that protects a tooth that has been damaged or decayed. Crowns come in metal and porcelain blends as well as all porcelain. Dr. Jason Keledijan will talk to you about which type might be best for you.
How long does it take to get a crown?
The dental crown procedure takes place over two visits to our Madera, CA office. In the first appointment, Dr. Keledijan will prepare the tooth to receive the crown, then make an impression of the tooth. You will be fitted with a temporary crown so you can chew normally while waiting for the lab to create your permanent crown. All of this will be done with a local anesthetic for a pain-free experience.
Your permanent crown is usually ready within a couple of weeks. When you come in to have the crown placed, Dr. Keledijan may numb the area with a local anesthetic depending on the circumstances. He will thoroughly clean the area before placing the permanent crown. Before cementing it into place, he will check the contacts between the crown and the adjacent teeth with dental floss to make sure the area isn’t too tight. If it is too close, food can become lodged between the teeth, making you vulnerable to tooth decay. Your bite will also be tested to ensure it feels comfortable.
The final step is to cement the crown into place. With proper care, your dental crown will last for many years.