If you have a decayed or fractured tooth, you may need a dental crown from Alpha Dental Excellence. Our dentists often recommend porcelain crowns for their durability and aesthetic appeal; however, we will help you select the type that best fits your dental needs and preferences. Please give us a call if you believe you may benefit from receiving a dental crown in Langhorne, Pennsylvania.

What Does Getting a Porcelain Dental Crown Involve?

A crown procedure usually requires two appointments.

Appointment 1

While your tooth is numb, our dentist will prepare the tooth by removing any decay and shaping the surface to properly fit the future crown. A mold or impression of the tooth or teeth is taken and a temporary restoration (temporary crown) will be placed before you walk out of our office.

At this appointment, our highly trained dentists at Alpha Dental Excellence will do what they do best. Sit with you and design your new tooth. Here, they will select things such as shape, size, color, characteristics of each individual crown, etc…

Appointment 2

On the second visit, our doctors will first get your approval of your crown on the model before proceeding to give you a test run in your mouth. Once you and your dentist have with 100% satisfaction accepted the entirety of the crown in your mouth, then only will we proceed with the final cementation process. (If you are unhappy with any, we mean, any aspect of your crown, we will simply resolve it in our office or send it back to the lab for modifications before the cementation process.)

At this stage, the bite is checked and all necessary adjustments for the crown is made. The crown is then polished and cemented on your tooth with a very strong dental cement. All cements are than cleaned up.