The Process of Placing a Dental Crown

Do you ever wonder what it takes to improve the health and appearance of your tooth with a dental crown? If so, our Smiles Dental team is more than happy to help you!

When you come into our office and meet with Dr. Dr. Yvonne Han for a dental crown, you can expect the following steps:

-Step 1: First, your dentist will need to prepare the tooth that is receiving the dental crown. To get started, she will numb your tooth and surrounding tissues with a local anesthetic. Then, she will trim the outer layer of your tooth to make room for the crown.

-Step 2: Once the tooth is the correct size and shape, your dentist will make impressions of the tooth and will send those impressions to the dental lab where your crown will be created. As the technicians make your perfect crown, you will be given a temporary crown so you can go about your everyday life normally.

-Step 3: When your dental crown is ready, you will come back into our office to have it placed. Your dentist will remove the temporary crown and will check the size, fit, and appearance of the new crown. If everything exceeds expectations, your dentist will permanently cement the crown into place.

If you have any questions or if you would like to know more about dental crowns in Portland, Oregon, please call 503.505.9599 today and talk to a member of our team. We would love to give you the answers you need so you can know more about dental crown treatment!