Dr. Derek Gatta’s Guide: What to Expect When Getting Dental Crowns - Innovative Dental Aesthetics


BlogDr. Derek Gatta’s Guide: What to Expect When Getting Dental Crowns

May 1, 2024

Dental crowns are versatile solutions designed to protect and restore the function of compromised teeth. They encase fractured or weakened teeth while preserving their natural structure. Understanding the process can alleviate any concerns you may have, whether you’re seeking a dental crown for cosmetic enhancement or to address dental issues. Dr. Gatta explains what to expect when restoring your smile with dental crowns.

 Step 1. Consultation and Examination

Your journey with dental crowns begins with a consultation, during which we’ll discuss the reasons for needing a crown and explore the available options. Dr. Gatta, one of South Florida’s leading dentists, will then conduct a thorough examination of your tooth to assess its condition. This initial step ensures that you’re well-informed and confident in your treatment plan.

 Step 2: Impression Taking

During this phase, our team will take precise digital impressions of your tooth and surrounding area. These impressions are crucial for crafting a custom-fit crown that seamlessly blends with your natural teeth. Say goodbye to messy traditional molds, as our advanced technology ensures a comfortable and accurate process.

 Step 3: Temporary Crown Placement

While your permanent crown is being meticulously crafted, we’ll place a temporary crown to protect your prepared tooth. This temporary solution allows you to maintain your daily activities without disruption. Our “Teeth Today” process ensures efficient replacement of damaged teeth, thanks to our collaboration with master lab ceramists.

 Step 4: Custom Crown Fitting

Upon completion of your custom crown, you’ll return for its placement. Dr. Gatta and our team will remove the temporary crown, clean the tooth, and ensure a perfect fit for the new crown. Any necessary adjustments will be made to ensure optimal alignment and bite.

 Step 5: Final Placement

With everything checked and approved, it’s time for the final placement of your dental crown. A strong dental adhesive is used to securely bond the crown to your tooth. After placement, we’ll check your bite to ensure it’s comfortable and functioning correctly.

Bonus Step: Aftercare

With your crown in place, it’s crucial to maintain good oral hygiene, including regular brushing, flossing, and dental check-ups. Your crown is durable but not indestructible, so avoid chewing hard objects like ice or using your teeth to open packages.

Knowing what to expect allows you to approach the dental crown process with confidence, knowing you’re taking a step toward optimal oral health! Innovative Dental Aesthetics offers a wide range of progressive restorative procedures to help you achieve your perfect smile. Visit our social media or give us a call at 561.997.6622 to see all that we can offer you! 


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