On your first appointment following your consultation the dentist files the surface of your tooth 360 degrees. An impression of your teeth is then taken by the dentist. Your tooth impressions are then sent to the laboratory for the technician to Create your new E-Max Crown. You will have 2-3 days following your initial appointment where you are not in the dental clinic. During this time the dentist will fit temporary teeth, ensuring you can go about your daily business without any embarrassing moments. After a few days you will return to the clinic for a trial fitting to ensure the crown(s) are a perfect fit. In 99% of cases no changes need to be made and the E-Max Crowns are polished (this takes a day or two). You then return to the dental clinic for your permanent fitting.
During your initial consultation you will be asked to choose your colour preference of your new crowns. You can choose brilliant Hollywood white or a more natural white a few shades darker. The choice is up to you depending on the appearance you prefer. If you only having E-Max crowns on one or more teeth the dentist will match the colour with your existing teeth. If you are planning an overall brighter, whiter smile you can combine the treatment with Teeth Whitening.
Is the procedure painful?
No, you will have an injection to numb the area so you will not feel anything while your natural tooth is being prepared for the procedure. It should feel no different to having a filling.
How do I care for my dental crown?
The E-Max crown itself cannot decay, but decay can start where the edge of the E-Max crown joins the tooth. Therefore, to prevent decay affecting the crown, it is important to keep this area just as clean as you would your natural teeth. Brush two times a day with a fluoride toothpaste.