Ceramic crowns are one of the most common dental procedures available. They are used:
First, Dr. Saeghi performs an oral exam and x-rays to make sure the tooth receiving the crown is free of decay and the tooth roots and surrounding bone are sound enough to support a crown. If he does see extensive decay or feels there is a risk of infection, he will first perform a root canal.
Next, he will numb your tooth and the tissue around it. Once the area is numb, your tooth is filed down to make room for the crown. In teeth with gaps or holes from damage or decay, the tooth is filled until it is large enough for the crown to fit.
He then makes an impression of your rebuilt tooth and as the tooth above or below it.The crown is made from those impressions.
If you have scheduled more than one visit, he will provide a temporary crown to cover the tooth until you return. However, Modern Age Dentistry offers ceramic crowns in a single visit whenever possible.
When you are ready for your permanent crown, Dr. Saeghi again numbs the area before cementing it in place. Finally, he examines you thoroughly to make sure the crown fit and bite are comfortable, and that you are happy with its appearance.
Dr. Saeghi prefers ceramic crowns when possible for several reasons:
The practice makes its own crowns in office during one single visit. Feel free to see a quick clip of our milling machine below.