Garland Grove Dentistry

The Dental Crowns Process in 5 Steps

December 8, 2022
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Posted By: Dr. Woo Sung Jung

The single dental crown is the most common restorative dental procedure, according to the American College of Prosthodontists, with millions produced every year to fix damaged teeth or to finish dental implant procedures. Crowns are so popular because of their versatility, durability, and high success rate, especially when treated by a top-ranked dentist like Garland Grove Dentistry.

Here are some of the reasons you may benefit from a dental crown:

  • Fractured tooth
  • Significantly sized or numerous dental fillings near failure
  • To finish root canal therapy
  • To conceal enamel damage, discoloration, or other cosmetic flaws.

Step-by-Step Path to a Dental Crown in Garland, TX

When Dr. Jung has examined your teeth and x-rays and recommends a dental crown, here is how the procedure works:

  1. Tooth preparation – To make a good foundation for your new crown, we begin by shaping your damaged tooth, removing some compromised structure, and ensuring its readiness.
  2. Digital impressions – Dr. Jung uses an intraoral scanner to create a 3-D digital picture of your teeth, which our dental lab references in making your final porcelain crown.
  3. Temporary crown – To protect your tooth while the lab precision-crafts your crown, we will place a temporary restoration so that you retain the tooth's function and look while you wait.
  4. Final crown – After a week or two, you will return to our Garland dental office so that Dr. Jung can check that your final crown fits correctly and tightly. Then, after adjusting it to be ideal, he cements your final crown in place.
  5. Maintenance – Dr. Jung will examine your crown at each routine visit to make sure it hasn't shifted. He will then recommend tips for dental crown care, such as avoiding chewing ice or other hard foods like certain nuts. At home, you brush and floss crowns just like natural teeth.

Your final porcelain crown can last a decade or even longer with proper care. Some dental crowns last a lifetime.

How Long Do Temporary Crowns Last?

When you receive a temporary crown from Dr. Jung, he will supply the best quality temporary restoration possible. If you treat this crown carefully, avoiding sticky candy or chewing gum, your temporary crown should last long enough to get your final crown without missing a beat.

In some cases, a temporary crown has lasted for months, but you won't have to wait that long at Garland Grove Dentistry. We routinely finish a complete dental crown process in a couple of weeks.

Dental Crowns in Garland, TX

The dental crown process is straightforward and predictable, especially when you seek care from Dr. Jung's team of dental professionals. To learn more about how this dental restoration saves teeth, we invite you to call and set up an appointment today.

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