Process of Getting A Crown

 In General Dentistry

A crown is a “tooth-shaped cap that is placed over a tooth to keep it covered. Crowns force the tooth to restore shape, size, strength, and appearance.” If you need a crown, there are a few things to expect. This is the process of crown installations.

Why Do I Need A Crown?

A crown’s purpose is to protect the tooth it is covering. There are several reasons why you made need a crown installed. Here are common reasons a crown is suggested, according to WebMD.

  1. Protect a weak tooth from decay, breaking apart, or cracking.
  2. Restore a broken or severely worn down tooth.
  3. Cover and support large fillings.
  4. Hold dental bridges in place.
  5. Cover dental implants.
  6. Cover misshapen or discolored teeth.
  7. Cosmetic

First Steps

If a crown is necessary for any of the above reasons, your dentist will prepare you for installation. Dental crowns are common installations for dentists. Your dentist will most likely present you options on what type of crown you prefer. The possibilities of crowns include stainless steel, metal, porcelain fused metals, all-resin, all-ceramic, all-porcelain, temporary, or permanent. Crowns derive from tooth impressions. Your dentist will need to make impressions at your first visit. Lastly, two appointments are required for crowns.


After your impression becomes a crown, you will need to return for installation. Installing is a straightforward and quick process. Your dentist will numb the area for installation. Once the area is numb, the crown is cemented on your tooth. As a result, the cement keeps crown to stay in place permanently.

Following Steps

In other words, your procedure is finished after your crown is installed. Your crown is to protect the tooth underneath. This means that other dental issues could arise that affect the gums around the crown. It is vital to follow strict dental care like flossing and brushing twice daily. Above all, keep your teeth healthy. Therefore healthy teeth mean healthy crowns.

If you need a crown, or would like more information, visit our website here! At South Holston Dental, we provide individualized, affordable, and proper dental treatment. We work hard to enhance your naturally beautiful smile and keep you healthy! If you would like to make an appointment, call us today at (276) 466-9800!

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