Oral crowns need to withstand tough chewing, chomping and grinding, so they’re fashioned to be incredibly durable. When you receive a crown procedure in our office, we will create an impression of your pearly whites, but we do not actually develop the crown on-site. To fashion the crown, we send the impression of your chompers to an oral laboratory where the crown is fashioned. Here are a few extra insights into that process.
Using the impression from our team, the dental lab staff will make a mold of the tooth or chompers to be crowned. This mold will aid the dental lab team in seeing how your teeth align, and they will use it to make a second impression that can sustain the hot materials your dental crown will be fashioned from.
At temperatures up to 2400 °F, the metal or porcelain is shaped in its molten form to fit among your existing pearly whites. The crown is then heated for an additional period of time to ensure proper setting and curing. After the crown has completed cooling, the dental lab team breaks apart the impression and removes the crown to apply finishing coats. Following a final check of the crown, it’s sent to our office for installation.
We hope that this information will assist you if you ever need to await the arrival of your new oral crown. Quality takes time! If you’d like us to inspect your oral health or do a regular visit, please call 626-796-3700 in Pasadena, California, now. Dr. Scott R. Adishian and the team at Scott R. Adishian, DDS, Inc. will be thrilled to see you!