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Dr. Pham received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Baylor University and a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Texas School of Dentistry, Houston in 1998. She is a member of ADA (American Dental Association), Greater Houston Dental Society and the Academy of General Dentistry.

Monday, June 6, 2016

Crowns and Bridges: About Dental Crown Fitting and Tips for Procedure

Making the decision to get dental crowns is one that can bring you much relief. But before you can begin reaping the benefits of this dental prosthesis you have to go through some procedures that allow for the fashioning and the fitting of a dental crown. The technology for the creation and application of crowns and bridges has come a long way over the years. This procedure is now so commonplace that there is very little to worry about especially if the work is being done by an experienced dentist. This article will give you some idea of what to expect from the process.

Setting the Visitations

There will most likely be two appointments needed for you to complete the fitting. Remember, dental crowns are essentially caps that will be fitted over your existing teeth. As such, your dentist must be absolutely precise and certain that it will fit your teeth perfectly. Otherwise, it’s not going to function as it should which could wind up leading to injury in the event of a failure.

The first visit, is all about preparing the tooth for the cap. Expect to undergo an X-ray procedure so that your dentist can have a crystal clear view of the tooth’s roots ensuring that it has a strong foundation for the procedure. It also serves the purpose of giving a clear view of the tooth’s spatial relationship with the surrounding teeth.

Should damage be found, your dentist whould be able to determine if you will need any other procedure first, such as a root canal. The last thing you would want is to cap a tooth when it is still damaged inside. Doing so would not effectively halted decay and would only lead to matters getting worse and being more painful for you.

Once the condition of the tooth is assessed the next would be to take impressions of your tooth which will be used as the basis for the production of the dental crown. That leads you to the second appointment which is for fitting. If all went well with the measuring and production of the crown, then it should fit perfectly. If not, adjustments will have to be made until it is ready for installation.

That’s why it’s crucial that you seek the service of an experienced dentist. Doing so is the best path to getting your crowns fit perfectly in the fewest amount of visits.



Source/s:

What Steps are Involved in Preparing a Tooth for a Crown? WebMD.
How Long is a Dental Crown Procedure? RealSelf.

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