The Process of Making Dental Crowns

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Dental crowns are meant to withstand tough chewing, chomping and grinding, fashioned out of materials to be incredibly durable. When you receive a dental crown procedure in our office here in Appleton, Wisconsin, we first create an impression of your teeth. To fashion the crown, we send the impression of your chompers to a laboratory where the porcelain crown is fashioned. Here’s a few insights into the process of making a dental crown.
Using the impression sent by our dental team, the lab staff makes a mold of the tooth or teeth to be crowned. This mold will assist the dental lab team in observing your teeth’s alignment, and from this they will fashion a second impression, one that sustains the hot materials your crown is made of.
With temperatures up to 2400 °F, the porcelain is shaped into a molten form to fit on top of your teeth perfectly. It is then heated for an extended period of time to ensure its proper setting and cure it to perfection. After completely cooling, the dental lab team breaks the impression off of your new crown and apply finishing coats. With a final check, it is sent to our office for installation.
While waiting for your new dental crown, we hope this information gives a little insight of the process of making a porcelain dental crown. It takes time and care to ensure it fits your smile. Give Tetting & Tetting, DDS a call at 920-739-9612 to schedule an appointment or if you just need an exam and cleaning. Drs. Paul and Faith Tetting will be happy to assist you with your dental care needs today!