Dental Crowns: The Process

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If you think a dental crown may suit one or more of your teeth, you may be onto something! Stephen Babin DDS is here to tell you about how our office will fit you with that crown.

We can most often finish the process in only two visits. For the duration of the first, your tooth will be examined and primed. To ensure the tooth has no lingering decay, we will perform an oral exam. If all checks out, Dr. Stephen Babin will gently shave some of your tooth’s outer enamel to make space for the crown. Alternatively, if too much of the tooth’s volume or surface area is already lost, we’ll use some filling material to build it back up. Dr. Stephen Babin will produce a copy of the tooth and surrounding areas called an impression. We’ll then fit you with a temporary crown to protect your tooth and make sure your smile stays lovely.

The impression will be sent to a local dental laboratory where your custom-made crown will be fashioned to fit the exact qualifications of your mouth. This will take anywhere from 2-3 weeks.

We will then call you back into the office, where we will take out the temporary crown and exchange it for the permanent crown. Dr. Stephen Babin will check that it fits well with the rest of your smile and that the color matches your other teeth accurately. If all is well, we will cement it to your tooth. Finally, the only thing that remains is for you to enjoy your new set of pearly whites.

If you would like a dental crown, your part in the process is easy. Simply call Stephen Babin DDS in Metairie, Louisiana at 504-887-2428 and show up on the day set. We’ll take care of the rest!