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Are you about to restore a tooth with a dental crown? If so, good for you! You’re on your way toward a top-notch smile and oral health. To help you know what to expect during your appointment, our dentist, Dr. Tim, is happy to share the treatment steps with you. If you know what to expect, there is a good chance you might feel more comfortable and relaxed in the dental chair.

The dental crown treatment steps are:

Step No. 1: Your dentist will numb your mouth with a local anesthetic. This will make it so you don’t feel a thing during your appointment.

Step No. 2: Your dentist will shave a portion of the tooth enamel. This makes room for the restoration to fit comfortably over the tooth.

Step No. 3: Your dentist will take pictures and models of your tooth and smile and will send them to a dental lab. There, lab technicians will custom make your permanent crown.

Step No. 4: Your dentist will cover your abutment (the remainder of your tooth) with a temporary dental crown. This will make it possible to use the tooth while you wait for your restoration.

Step No. 5: When your crown is made and sent to our office, you will come in for a second visit. There, your dentist will secure the crown over the tooth with strong dental cement.

Do you have any questions about the treatment involved with dental crowns in OKC, Oklahoma? If so, please contact Timothy Rothwell today at 405-728-7632. Our dental team is here to help you in any way we can, even if it’s just by giving you the information you’re looking for. We look forward to your phone call!