Final Visit

At your final visit, your dentist will remove your temporary crown and check the fit and colour of the permanent crown. If everything is acceptable, the new crown will be permanently cemented in place.  If everything is acceptable, a local anaesthetic will be used to numb the tooth and the new crown is permanently cemented […]

The Impressions

The impressions are sent to a dental laboratory where the crown will be manufactured. The crown is usually returned to be fitted in 3 weeks. If your crown is made of porcelain, your dentist will also select the shade that most closely matches the colour of the neighbouring teeth. During this first visit your dentist […]

Preparing Your Tooth For A Crown

Before the process of making your crown has begun, your dentist will anaesthetise (numb) your tooth and the gum tissue around it. Next, the tooth receiving the crown is filed down along the chewing surface and sides to make room for the crown. The amount removed depends on the type of crown used. If, on […]

First Visit

Examining and preparing the tooth. At the first visit in preparation for a crown, your dentist may take a few X-rays to check the roots of the tooth receiving the crown and surrounding bone. If the tooth has extensive decay or if there is a risk of infection or injury to the tooth’s pulp, a […]