Prosthetic procedures occupy a lot of time, therefore the visits must be planned in advance. The number of visits usually ranges from 2 to 4. There are 2 – 4 business days between the visits, which are required for dental technicians to complete the particular phase of crown production.
Usually, the first visit is a consultation. The dentist performs an examination during the visit (visual inspection and X-Ray examination), provides information on the required procedures, therapy course and costs, as well as helps in selecting the suitable type of dental crown.
The manufacturing of crowns may take a time period from 2 days to 3 weeks.
During the second visit, the tooth scheduled for restoration shall be polished and a temporary crown is applied. The physician takes impressions that are later sent to the technical dental laboratory. Fitting is performed during the third and fourth visit. Fitting is required to test precision, colour and bite. During the fifth visit, the crown is usually cemented. If the most part of the tooth is damaged and deficiency of tissue used for the fixation of crown is present, root inlay is produced for the tooth. It is cemented to the dental root and creates a basis for the application of the crown. The inlay transfers the load of chewing on the root of the tooth. Usually 2 visits are required for the production of the root inlay. During the first visit, the dentist takes the impression and cements the inlay during the second visit.
Temporary crowns have an aesthetic, as well as gingival health maintaining function.
Many patients are worried that they will have to walk with polished teeth during the preparation of the crowns, however, nowadays dentists always insert temporary teeth before letting the patient go home.