Preparing A Tooth For A Dental Crown

During tooth preparation for dental crowns, a couple of visits to the dentist are usually required. The first step involves examining and preparing the teeth, while the second visit involves placing a permanent crown.

During the initial visit to prepare the dental crown for front tooth, the dentist may take several X-rays to examine the root of the tooth that will receive the crown, as well as the surrounding bone. If the tooth is severely decayed or there is a risk of injury or infection to the dental pulp, root canal treatment can be performed first. 

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Before placing the crown, the dentist will numb the tooth and the gums around the tooth or numb it. The doctor then moves the tooth that will receive the crown over the chewing surface and sideways to make room for the crown.

At your second visit, the dentist will remove the temporary crown and check the color and adhesion of the permanent crown. If all goes well, you can numb the tooth under local anesthesia and then permanently attach a new crown in its place.

Because temporary crowns are designed to provide temporary fixation while your permanent crown is ready, it is important to follow certain precautions. You should also minimize the use of the side of the mouth that has the temporary crown by moving most of your chewing to the other side.