Dental Crowns, Columbus OH
Broken and missing teeth are no fun. But in our warm, relaxed, and welcoming office, you will feel at home as we gently bring your smile back. Our carefully crafted crowns are designed to protect and strengthen your broken teeth, and Dr. Vadhi and Dr. Urell use their unsurpassed level of expertise and the latest technology, including itero intraoral digital scanners, to design and carefully place each crown. Utilizing meticulous sterilization techniques on all equipment and instrumentation, we promise safety and comfort in our immaculately clean practice.
What is a crown?
The crown of the tooth is the part that you can see above the gum line, while the roots lie below. When a natural crown is fractured or decayed and can’t be repaired by a filling, our dentists gently shape and fit an artificial crown to restore the function of the damaged tooth.
Itero 3D Technology
We are committed to keeping ahead of the curve when it comes to techniques and advancement, and we are proud to always use latest technology, such as our iTero digital scanner, which provides highly accurate digital impressions.
How long does a crown appointment take?
The procedure takes about 1-2 hours, similar to having a filling done. During the first visit, your dentist cleans and shapes the tooth and places a temporary crown. The following appointment is when the temporary crown is switched out for a permanent crown.
What do the procedures entail exactly?
Getting a crown is much like having a filling performed, both in length of time and comfort level. After the decay has been removed and the tooth is reduced in size, leaving only healthy tissue, an impression is taken for creating the final crown. A second appointment is scheduled for placement of the final crown. In the meantime, a temporary tooth is placed to protect the reduced tooth and allow for normal function.
Does it hurt to get a crown?
No. As with a filling and most dental procedures, local anesthesia is used to numb the area. You may naturally feel a little discomfort as the anesthesia wears off, but nothing that can’t be easily controlled with over-the-counter pain medications. However, we do offer a variety of sedation and anesthesia options upon request. Your comfort is of utmost importance to us, and we want to ensure you are comfortable during your visit.
Can I eat after having a crown?
It’s best to wait about 30 minutes after completion of your treatment before eating or drinking. We recommend you wait 24 hours before eating anything hard or sticky that might pull at the crown as the cement is setting.