It Typically Takes Two Appointments to Place a Dental Crown
The first appointment involves shaping the tooth, taking its impression and placing a temporary crown. During this time a dental laboratory technician will fabricate your new dental crown. When you return for the second visit, Dr. Ho will cement the new custom-made crown in place to perfecty fit your bite.
Dr. Ho is dedicated to creating the perfect fit for your crown and bridge treatment. During the two-phased process our team is there to walk you through each step. From consultation to finished smile you’ll be informed and confident you made the right choice. It’s time to get excited about rebuilding your smile.
A crown is like a cap or cup that sits over your existing tooth. Crowns look and feel like natural teeth. They hold the tooth together and strengthen the tooth to prevent fracture. Once placed, it becomes the tooth’s new outer surface. In comparison, a dental filling just fills in or repairs a portion of the existing tooth structure. On the other hand, a crown is permanently cemented over the existing tooth structure and thus provides the whole tooth with strength and retention.
Crowns are placed over teeth that have been weakened by large cavities or restorations. Also, some teeth that have had root canals need crowns. Finally fractured and or discolored teeth can be restored with crowns. Crowns restore strength, chewing efficiency, esthetics and even smile alignment.
It typically takes two separate appointments for Dr. Ho to place a dental crown. These visits are usually scheduled about one week apart.
A bridge is needed when you have area(s) of tooth loss. The teeth next to this area receive crowns that are splinted together to fill the area where you have the tooth loss.