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Dental crowns are used to cover damaged teeth and protect them from further damage. A dental crown is placed over the tooth after a root canal procedure. Root canals are performed to remove diseased pulp from the center of the tooth. After the root canal treatment, the dentist places a temporary crown over the tooth until the permanent crown is ready. Once the permanent crown is ready, the dentist removes the temporary crown and replaces it with the permanent crown.

Fix broken, ugly or misshapen teeth with dental crowns – this flexible procedure can be used to remedy a number of problems, as well as strengthen teeth and improve the look of your smile.

The AGD strongly recommends that a dentist or hygienist perform a dental cleaning every six months. This professional dental cleaning reinforces the home-care oral health regimen of brushing and flossing and gives the dentist an opportunity to locate areas in the mouth that may need special attention.

AM I A SUITABLE CANDIDATE FOR A DENTAL CROWNS?

THE NEED FOR A CROWN MAY BE INDICATED FOLLOWING OTHER DENTAL TREATMENT:

  • if you’ve had a dental implant, a crown is fitted as a false tooth.
  • after a root canal, a crown may be used to strengthen the tooth.
  • a crown may also be fitted to strengthen a tooth after a large filling.

It may also be used if you have damaged teeth caused by accident, injury, decay or teeth-grinding. Some people also choose to have a crown for cosmetic reasons.

WHO NEEDS A CROWN?

If you have a large cavity that’s too big for a filling, it may be time for a crown.

You may also need a crown if your tooth is:

  • severely worn down
  • cracked
  • weakened

Crowns are also recommended following a root canal on a tooth, because the tooth is more fragile and needs protection.

MULTI-DAY PROCEDURE WITH A TEMPORARY CROWN

With a traditional crown, you will need to visit your dentist’s office twice.

  1. The dentist examines and prepares the tooth that needs the crown. This might involve taking X-rays of the tooth. They also may take a mold of your tooth or mouth beforehand.
  2. Your dentist will file down and remove part of the outer layer of the tooth.
  3. An impression will be made of your trimmed tooth and the surrounding teeth.
  4. The dentist will put a temporary crown over your tooth to protect it.
  5. They send the impression to a lab that makes the crown. This step may take several weeks.
  6. When the crown comes in, you’ll return for the second visit, so your dentist can cement the crown to your tooth.

SAME-DAY PROCEDURE

With a same-day procedure, you can skip the temporary crown step.

  1. The dentist takes digital pictures of your mouth.
  2. Using the digital scan from the photos, the dentist creates the crown right there in the office. You may have to wait about 1 to 2 hours until the crown is made.
  3. Once the crown is ready, your dentist cements it into place. The entire process takes about 2 to 4 hours.

You might even be able to head back to work while you’re waiting, depending on your specific situation.

Not all dentists have the technology to make same-day crowns. Ask your dentist if this option is available and the estimated cost, especially if you don’t have dental insurance.

TEMPORARY DENTAL CROWN CARE

You’ll want to be especially gentle with a temporary crown because the adhesive is only meant for temporary installations.

Brush as usual but be extra gentle. When you floss, try to pull the floss out from the side of the tooth instead of snapping the floss back upward, which could dislodge the crown.

Call your dentist if your temporary crown comes off