How tooth crown is done – Explore the steps 

Dental crowns or caps are fixed prostheses that help restore the natural form and function of the teeth. There can be various reasons for tooth damage, like trauma or extensive tooth decay. Dental crowns are suggested for restoring the natural form of the weakened tooth structure. If you are wondering how tooth crown is done, hold on as we explain the steps of dental crown fabrication in the information provided below- brought to you by Oris Smiles Dental Clinic.

Steps of how tooth crown is done

Clinical examination

The first and foremost step is to examine the case clinically. Our experts at Oris Smiles Dental Clinic will clinically and radiologically analyze your tooth. Various dental crowns are available, and the choice of material also depends on the clinical status of the remaining tooth structure. The location and damage of the teeth depict the material choice. It is also essential to determine if there is any need for augmentation procedures like post and core build-up for the better longevity of dental crowns. 

Tooth preparation

The next step is tooth preparation or tooth trimming. The tooth is trimmed from all sides to receive the dental crown in this step. A sufficient space is created by tooth trimming to receive the dental crown material. The amount of trimming also varies as per the strength of the dental material used for crown fabrication. The whole process is painless, and our team ensures you are comfortable.

Impressions

Once the tooth preparation is done, the next step is impression-making. Both upper and lower teeth impressions are recorded to analyze the bite of your teeth. It is an essential step as a correct bite recording is vital to decide the placement of a dental crown. Study models are created using the impressions sent to the lab for crown fabrication.

Final placement

Once the crowns are fabricated, they are placed to check the fit before cementation. The final cementation of the crown is done using a special dental cement to ensure that it stays on the tooth forever. After cementation, you are asked to close your mouth gently, leading to extra cement flow out. The cement is cleaned, and the crown is seated correctly. You are advised not to eat or drink anything for a couple of hours to allow the cement to set completely. It is also advised to take care of your dental crown by maintaining regular oral hygiene. It is important to incorporate flossing in your routine apart from regular brushing to maintain good oral health. Flossing helps clean the areas between your teeth where it is difficult to clean with regular brushing. 

Follow-ups

Our team schedules regular follow-up visits to monitor the progress of your prosthesis. You must attend these visits to detect any early signs of problems with the dental crowns. The follow-up visits are also an excellent opportunity to clear your doubts regarding the maintenance of dental crowns and have regular checkups for overall good oral health.  

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