During the first visit, the child’s tooth will be prepared, which involves removing decay before cleaning and filling it from the sides and top. Impressions will be taken of the tooth and sent to the lab so the crown can be fabricated to fit your child’s mouth. In most cases, children are sedated since the procedure can be uncomfortable. Since it can take some time for the crown to be returned from the lab, a temporary crown will be placed to protect the affected tooth.
Once the crown is returned to the office, our friendly office staff will schedule an appointment to place the permanent crown. This visit is typically quicker than the first one because all that needs to be done is the temporary crown must be removed and the tooth cleaned before placing the permanent crown.