How Do I Get Dental Crowns in Long Beach?
Two visits are necessary to complete the procedure at Dentist of Long Beach. The first visit is to make impressions of the mouth and x-rays of the tooth and jaw bone to ensure the crown is an exact fit.
At this point, signs of decay will be assessed and addressed. Root canal treatment may be necessary in cases of severely damaged tooth structure, or a composite filling may be used to fill in any gaps in the shape of the tooth.
At your first visit you will be given a temporary crown to hold you until your next appointment. On the second visit your temporary crown will have been created specifically to your measurements and the temporary crown will be removed by the dentist and replaced with your new permanent crown. During this process, the tooth will be shaped to create the proper spacing for the crown in order to fit with your teeth and mouth structure.