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What to Expect From the Crown Placement Process

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Are you in need of a dental crown placement? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. Many people require this common dental procedure to protect and restore damaged or weak teeth. However, if you’ve never gone through the crown placement process before, you may be feeling a bit anxious or unsure of what to expect. 

At Journal Square Dental, we prioritize your comfort and satisfaction. Starting with the initial consultation, right through to the fitting of your crown, we’ll take you step by step, answering any queries and concerns you may have along the way. We ensure you feel well-informed and comfortable with each aspect of the process before it takes place. 

What Is a Crown and Why Might You Need One?

A crown is a kind of dental cap that fully covers a tooth or dental implant. Think of it as a snug hat that covers the entire visible part of a tooth that sits right above the gum line. Crowns are often recommended for teeth that have been weakened by decay, are severely worn down, or have been damaged by injury. Additionally, if you’ve had a large filling and there isn’t much of your original tooth left, a crown can help to support and preserve it.

Crowns are also used to improve the overall appearance of a tooth. For instance, if you have a tooth that’s discolored or badly shaped, a crown can make it look better. If you’re undergoing a dental procedure such as a root canal treatment on one of your back teeth, your dentist might suggest a crown to protect the restored tooth. 

Whether it’s for restoration or cosmetic reasons, a dental crown serves as a versatile solution for preserving and enhancing your dental health. It’s a way of ensuring that despite any dental challenges you face, you can still have a functional, healthy, and beautiful smile.

What Happens During the Crown Placement Process?

Getting a crown is a simple, streamlined process. The process usually spans over two main appointments. In the first visit, preparation is key. Your dentist will start by numbing the area around the tooth to ensure you’re comfortable throughout the procedure. Once the area is numb, the dentist reshapes your tooth’s surface to make room for the crown. This involves removing a portion of the tooth and filing it down. The amount removed depends on the type of crown being used.

Next comes an important step: taking an impression of your tooth. The impression can be done using a digital scanner or traditional dental putty. It captures the exact shape and size of your tooth so the crown can be custom-made to fit perfectly. While your permanent crown is being crafted in a dental lab (which can take a couple of weeks), a temporary crown is placed to protect your tooth.

In your second visit, the real magic happens. Your dentist will remove the temporary crown and fit the new, permanent crown onto your tooth. Before securing it in place, your dentist will check the fit and color, ensuring it blends seamlessly with your other teeth and feels right in your bite. Once everything is confirmed to be just right, the crown is cemented in place, and the process is complete. Throughout these steps, your comfort and care are our top priorities.

Have Questions About the Crown Placement Process? Contact Journal Square Dental Today

Feeling unsure or have more questions about getting a crown placed? We’re here to help! At Journal Square Dental, our team is dedicated to making sure you have all the information you need to feel comfortable and confident about your dental care. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us with any queries or concerns you might have about the crown placement process.

Give us a call today at (201) 431-0288 or simply fill out our online contact form, and our friendly team will get back to you shortly. We look forward to assisting you with your dental health needs.