A crown is a type of dental restoration which completely caps or encircles a tooth. Crown is often needed to restore large cavity and post-endodotic / root canal treatment.
- All porcelain
- Porcelain fused to metal
Appointment required : ± 2 visits
Days required in Bali : ± 5-7 days
This step is very important, because in this step patient and the dentist can have same perspective about the process and final result.
- Intra-oral examination
Dentist will check your teeth’s condition and take a X-ray if needed.
- Temporary crown preparation
The dentist will take a mould to make direct temporary crown.
- Tooth preparation
Dentist will shape your tooth. If the tooth is still vital, the dentist will give you anesthesia.
(In some case, the tooth preparation cannot be done in the first visit)
- Take a mould
After the tooth preparation done, the dentist will take a mould and bite records if needed.
- Color selection
The dentist will use shade-guide to determine your crown’s color, so it will be match to your tooth.
note : skip this step if you want all metal crown
Your crown will be proceed in laboratory for 5 – 7 days. How long the process in laboratory is also depends on how many crown and the crown’s type ( all porcelain / porcelain fused to metal / zirconia / all metal).
Crown placement :The dentist will remove the temporary and bond the crown to your tooth with dental-cement. In some case it may need some adjustment and polishing.