Dental Crowns: How long is the treatment process?

  • July 15, 2019

dental crown Sterling HeightsA dental crown has many uses … but the most important thing to know is that a crown can save a tooth from extraction. If your dentist recommends a dental crown due to deep decay or a broken tooth, you no longer have to commit to weeks of treatment with the availability of same-day dental crowns.

The Future is Here Today with the Planmeca Fit System 

CAD/CAM technology and 21st century software and hardware mean that a dental crown can be provided in one dental appointment. You no longer have to endure a mouthful of gloppy material to have an impression made; the need to wear a temporary crown for weeks while you wait for your permanent restoration is a thing of the past; and multiple dental visits to get a dental crown are history.

The old process for placing a dental crown would require a minimum of two visits (more if you lost your temporary crown and needed to have it replaced). Instead of a dental impression, digital imaging is used to provide the information needed to fabricate your crown. A high tech milling unit will produce your tooth-colored crown with remarkable speed and accuracy while you wait. Small adjustments can be made chairside – your crown will be tried in for fit and appearance, polished, and cemented in place.

The Finished Product 

Thanks to sophisticated design and high precision chairside milling, you can leave the dental office with dental work completed in one easy visit. Your crown will look great and function perfectly saving you weeks of unnecessary wait time and multiple dental visits.

Caring for your crown requires the same steps as all your teeth. You need to brush twice daily with a fluoridated toothpaste and floss to remove what your toothbrush missed. Even though decay is usually no longer a concern for your crowned tooth, caring for gum tissue around that tooth is important. Gum disease can still occur.

With the proper care, regular daily maintenance and twice a year dental visits with our team at Forever Young Dentistry, you can expect your crowned tooth to provide many years of function.