The Dental Crown Process
A dental crown is a custom restoration that takes two visits to our Edgewater, NJ dental office. During the first visit, we will prepare your tooth to receive the crown. This means removing tooth material to make room for the crown. We use local anesthesia during the process, so you shouldn’t feel discomfort, but some people still feel anxiety about the process. If so, we offer sedation dentistry and NuCalm to help you feel more comfortable.
We will then take an impression of your prepared tooth and send this impression to the dental lab. We work exclusively with Aurum and DaVinci labs to make sure you get quality restorations made in the USA. They make highly accurate restorations that fit precisely with the prepared tooth and your other teeth. We recommend all-ceramic dental crowns because these modern restorations are both attractive and highly durable.
The dental crown can take up to two weeks to be ready (quality takes time), so we’ll fit you with a temporary crown while you wait. The temporary crown looks good and protects your tooth, it just isn’t as durable or attractive as the final crown.
When your new crown is ready, you will return to our office for final fitting. We’ll remove the temporary crown, make sure your tooth is still healthy, and put the permanent crown in place. We’ll check the fit and appearance, then bond the crown in place.
If you live in or around Edgewater, NJ and would like to learn if dental crowns are right for you, please call (201) 943-6644 or email the friendly staff at Advanced Dentistry of Edgewater to schedule an initial consultation with one of our restorative dentists today.