A crown procedure usually requires two appointments. Your first appointment will include taking several highly accurate molds (or impressions) that will be used to create your custom crown. A mold will also be used to create a temporary crown which will stay on your tooth for approximately two weeks until your new crown is fabricated by a dental laboratory.
While the tooth is numb, the dentist will prepare the tooth by removing any decay and shaping the surface to properly fit the crown. Once these details are accomplished, your temporary crown will be placed with temporary cement and your bite will be checked to ensure you are biting properly.
At your second appointment, your temporary crown will be removed, the tooth will be cleaned, and your new crown will be carefully placed to ensure the spacing and bite are accurate.
You will be given care instructions and encouraged to have regular dental visits to check your new crown.
The crown itself does not require any special care. Following good oral hygiene practices will ensure good oral health to preserve the beauty of your teeth. Brushing and flossing regularly, especially around the crown area, will keep your teeth in top condition.
Avoid drinking or eating cold or hot food and beverages for the first few days during recovery. If you get porcelain crowns, avoid hard foods to prevent cracking.
The Cost of Dental Crowns
During your consultation, Dr. Cho can go over the expected cost of your dental crowns. There are several options for dental crowns with varying prices. Dr. Cho can go over each option so you can make an informed decision. Our team can also answer any questions you may have regarding insurance coverage. We do offer financing options through CareCredit to help pay for your dental crowns.
Schedule a Consultation Today
If you are in need of crowns, contact our office today to schedule a consultation to receive your crowns in Long Beach Dentist Dr. John Cho. Dr. Cho can go over what to expect and provide you with the expert dental care you need.
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