Dental crowns are designed to be tough so that they can withstand the pressure of chewing and grinding every day. When you visit our office to receive a dental crown, we form a detailed impression of your mouth, but the crown itself is typically created off site at a dental workshop. We are pleased to offer additional insight into the process of creating a dental crown for your personal information.
Referring to the dental impression provided by our team, the dental lab technicians can form a dental mold to shape the crown. The mold helps technicians visualize the alignment of your teeth, as well as help them to create a second impression made of materials that can withstand a lot of heat.
The temperatures used to create your crown from metal or porcelain can go up to about 2400 °F, using the molten form of the material to shape the restoration. An additional heating period for the crown is used to cure it. After the crown cools, the technicians can release it from the impression and apply a few finishing coats. After thoroughly examining the crown for quality, it is sent to Quality Dental Care to be placed in your smile.
We hope that you have found this information to be helpful and provide insight into receiving a new dental crown. To learn more about the placement process of a dental crown in Bennington, Nebraska, we invite you to schedule a consultation with our dentist, Dr. Erich Trumm, by calling 402-238-9922.