Preparation and Placement

Crown Preparation and Placement

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Steps in placing a crown:

  1. 1. Your dentist prepares the tooth by removing its outer portion so the crown will fit. Any decay is also removed. If additional tooth structure is needed to support the crown, the dentist may build up the core of the tooth.

  2. 2. An impression is made to provide an exact model for the crown.

  3. 3. You will get a temporary crown while you wait for the permanent crown to be ready.

  4. 4. The dentist or a laboratory technician then uses the model to help make the crown.

When the new crown is ready, your dentist places it in your mouth and makes the necessary adjustments. When you and your dentist are satisfied with how it looks and feels, the crown is cemented in place.

Anterior (front) Crowns

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Full porcelain/ceramic crown

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Porcelain-fused-to-metal crown

Anterior Crown Placement

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Prepared tooth

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Crown placed on prepared tooth

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Crown in place

Posterior (Rear) Crowns

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Full porcelain fused to metal crown

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Full gold crown

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Full porcelain/ceramic crown

Posterior Crown Placement

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Before – Worn filling with decay under filling

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Crown is positioned over prepared tooth

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After crown placement

Replacing a Filling With a Crown

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Before – Amalgam filling with decay at the edge

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After – Filling replaced by a crown

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Mar 18, 2019 | Posted by in Dental Hygiene | Comments Off on Preparation and Placement
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