At your first appointment for a Ceramic Crown, local anaesthesia will be used for numbing the tooth and the surrounding gums. Dr Max will prepare the tooth conservatively to create room for the ceramic crown. We need a minimum of 1-2mm thickness of ceramic for strength.
Once the tooth is prepared, an impression or mould is taken. This allows our ceramist to custom make the crown to the shape and contour of your natural teeth. At this stage, we will take the time to show you different shades of ceramics available and to select one which best suits your tooth.
During the time the crown is being finalised, a temporary crown is fabricated and seated onto the prepared tooth. The purpose of a temporary crown is to seal the prepared tooth from sensitivity and to ensure the shape of your gums are maintained.
The ceramic crown is usually ready to be seated within 2 weeks. We will remove the temporary crown and assess the fit of the final crown. If the fit is perfect, the ceramic crown is bonded onto the tooth. A dental X-ray will be taken to confirm the fit and bonding of the crown. You will be provided with all the necessary instructions to take proper care of your new crown.