While a permanent dental crown is considered a high-quality and protective restoration, you can also experience good results when you need a temporary crown. The following information explains the situations where this type of restoration is used.
What Is a Temporary Crown and When Is It Recommended?
A temporary crown is used when we prepare a permanent crown. When a crown takes a couple weeks to be made, a temporary crown is placed until the new crown is ready. The temporary crown is your best bet when you need to protect an implant site or natural tooth and gums. It allows you to smile without a gap. It can also reduce gum sensitivity and maintain correct spacing between the teeth. The use of a temporary crown also enables you to eat and chew more proficiently. When we place a temporary crown, we can also ensure the functionality of your permanent crown. If you have implants made, you may need to wear a temporary crown for much longer than a couple weeks. Therefore, in this situation, a temporary crown can prove to be invaluable. The crown melds nicely with the natural teeth and makes it possible for you to undergo longer dental processes. For anyone who is committed to improving their smile, a temporary crown can be quite helpful.
When Can You Forego a Temporary Crown?
A temporary crown is not needed if we provide a crown in a day. In this case, a computer-designed crown can be made in our office. Otherwise, your permanent crown will be made in a lab and placed after about two weeks.
If you would like to know more about crown placement, give our professional staff a call at your earliest convenience. In fact, why not give us a call right now to review your options? We can answer any questions you may have about making and crown and placing it.