We have the technology to have your crown ready the same day.
Crowns can be made from a variety of materials, specifically porcelain, porcelain fused to metal, or a full gold crown. To create a more natural look and feel, a porcelain-finished crown is best. A porcelain crown can easily be matched to the shade of your natural teeth, allowing it to blend in better.
Placing of a crown usually can take 2 to 3 visits to your any other dentist. During the first visit, the tooth that is to receive the crown will be shaped by filing away some of the existing enamel. This will allow the crown to fit precisely over the existing tooth. The patient will receive a local anesthetic during this part of the procedure so there is no discomfort. When the tooth is reshaped, a mold will be taken and sent to the dental lab for fabrication. The crown will fit over the existing tooth and will look the same relative to the surrounding teeth. Before leaving the office, your dentist will provide you with a temporary crown until the permanent crown is ready.
In 2 to 3 weeks, the permanent crown will be ready. The patient will receive a local anesthetic to numb the area before the crown will be placed on the tooth using a cement to ensure the crown stays in place.
But here at Big Smiles Dental we want you to have your crown the same day. Here at Big Smiles Dental we have employed the latest technology to make that happen. You will have a brand-new smile when you look in the mirror the next morning. Crowns are durable and should last a minimum of 10 years. Some may last as many as 20. Care for your crown as you would your natural teeth. Brush and floss regularly and use an antiseptic mouthwash to rinse.