How Long Does a Dental Crown Take to Place?
- Posted on: Dec 22 2014
Dr. Lindsey F. Marshall knows that your time is valuable. In order to provide the combination of time savings and quality work her patients expect, Dr. Marshall uses a wide range of advanced equipment to provide dental crowns and other services.
For years, getting a tooth crown was a two-step process. During the first visit, the dentist would examine the tooth, alter its shape, take an impression, and send the impression to a lab where technicians fabricated the crown. This process usually takes two or more weeks, and patients would often have to wear a temporary crown until the second appointment when the permanent crown was bonded to the tooth.
By using a CEREC (chairside economical restoration of esthetic ceramics) device, Dr. Marshall is able to fabricate single-visit crowns that save you a substantial amount of time.
Creating a crown using CEREC technology takes roughly one hour and involves the following steps:
- Dr. Marshall will examine your tooth and take measurements
- The measurements will be entered into the CEREC computer
- The device mills dental porcelain into a custom crown that fits your tooth
- Dr. Marshall will position the crown, adjust dimensions if needed, and bond it to the tooth
Single-visit dental crowns don’t just make a second appointment unnecessary – these restorations also eliminate the time you would have been required to wear a temporary crown. During the course of your visit, the strength and beauty of your smile will be completely restored.
For more information about our dental crown services, please contact The Office of Lindsey F. Marshall, DMD, or call (610) 649-0696 today for a consultation at our Philadelphia area office.
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