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What is the process involved in getting a crown?

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Dr. Felicia Mata
Dentistry - Cosmetic

In brief: Losing more than 1/3

Of the tooth due to decay/fracture weakens it and needs either an inlay, onlay, or a crown depending on the extensivity of the lost structure.
The remaining walls of the tooth usually requires a core build up with a resin material prior to preparation to receive a crown to protect and restore the normal anatomy and function of a tooth. Crowns like veneers are also used for cosmetic purposes.

In brief: Losing more than 1/3

Of the tooth due to decay/fracture weakens it and needs either an inlay, onlay, or a crown depending on the extensivity of the lost structure.
The remaining walls of the tooth usually requires a core build up with a resin material prior to preparation to receive a crown to protect and restore the normal anatomy and function of a tooth. Crowns like veneers are also used for cosmetic purposes.
Dr. Felicia Mata
Dr. Felicia Mata
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Dr. Gilberto Nunez
Dentistry - Cosmetic

In brief: About an hour

First you will get anesthesia locally to numb the tooth then all decayed area is cleaned and tooth is shaved down in order to fit the new crown, a temporary crown is place and a impression taken for the lab to fabricate the new crown, will need two appointments for the total process to be completed.

In brief: About an hour

First you will get anesthesia locally to numb the tooth then all decayed area is cleaned and tooth is shaved down in order to fit the new crown, a temporary crown is place and a impression taken for the lab to fabricate the new crown, will need two appointments for the total process to be completed.
Dr. Gilberto Nunez
Dr. Gilberto Nunez
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