Dental Crown Procedure

Before any reconstructive dental treatment can begin in Mexico, our skilled dentists will start with a thorough cleaning — as the first stage of reconstructive dental treatment is to remove any tooth decay that is causing damage to teeth.

When the teeth are prepared, dentists will begin the dental crown procedure.

Dental Crown Fabrication

A crown procedure usually requires two appointments.  Your first appointment will include taking several highly accurate molds (or impressions) that will be used to create your custom crown.  A mold is taken to create a temporary crown which will stay on your tooth for approximately two weeks until your new crown is fabricated by a dental laboratory.

While the tooth is numb, your dentist will prepare the tooth by removing any decay and shaping the surface to properly fit the crown.  Once these details are accomplished, your temporary crown will be placed with temporary cement and your bite will be checked to ensure you are biting properly.

At your second appointment your temporary crown will be removed, the tooth will be cleaned, and your new crown will be placed to ensure the spacing and bite are accurate.

You will be given care instructions and encouraged to have regular dental visits to check your new crown. Once the dental crown is complete and ready to be secured to the tooth, the patient will return to the dental clinic and the temporary crown will be removed.

Your dentists will then cover the tooth with a dental adhesive and bond the crown to the tooth. Heat from a laser will be applied to the tooth to ensure the adhesive secures the crown and there is no risk of it moving. Dental crowns are attached to dental implants using dental cement to secure the prosthetic cap to the replacement tooth root.