This happens when you replace an extremely damaged tooth. We can fix regular tooth breakage caused by major accidents or replace previous worn-out crowns. After getting numb, we will take a temporary mold of the patient’s tooth. Dr. Lee will prepare the other-permanent crown to be similar to the original tooth. While waiting for the permanent crown to arrive, the patient will have this temporary mold for about two weeks.
How long does it take to fit a dental crown?
Before wearing any crown whether permanent or temporary, the tooth must be prepared down. The damaged areas cut away until only healthy portions of the tooth remain. As the permanent mold is taken, it gets sent to our local lab to be made. Initial drilling into the tooth can cause some minor damage. If the tooth is already damaged, the patient will require a root canal before setting the temporary/permanent crown. We notice that 30-40% of our cases require root canals.
Benefits of Dr. Lee’s Dental Crowns
As long as the patient maintains good oral hygiene and has no other bite issues, our porcelain ceramic crowns last about 10-20 years.
- When setting the crown, Dr. Lee will meticulously guarantee there is the perfect fit.
- A perfectly set crown can also protect the damaged tooth from a lot more factors such as secondary decay.
What are the capabilities of crowns?
Crown and bridgework is a very reliable solution for major dental problems caused through accidents, diseases or wear and tear. Major problems can usually be corrected using these techniques. Material used in these repairs is either high-grade porcelain, or porcelain bonded to gold. A higher strength of the porcelain and gold materials is recommended to treat the most serious of dental problems. Where accidental damage has occurred, resulting in lost teeth, or where teeth have broken away through excessive wear, or as the result of old fillings breaking, crowns and/or bridges can be used as a long-term solution.
Many people have unexplained pain from filled back teeth, which is usually due to hairline cracks in the chewing part of the tooth. Placing crowns on these teeth relieves the pain and allows a return of full dental function for these teeth. In front teeth, older fillings can both weaken the teeth and cause “appearance” problems due to staining or chipping. Porcelain crowns and bridges are suitable in cases where porcelain veneers are not. In teeth with root canal fillings, crowns can prevent breakage.