What to expect when you book a dental crown appointment in Tijuana, Mexico
When you book an appointment for a dental crown at BioDental Care, the process will be broken up into two visits. During the first visit, we’ll perform an examination to determine the condition and the scope of the treatment, prepare the tooth to make room for the crown and create an impression to ensure that your new crown will look and feel natural. Afterward, we’ll affix a temporary crown that will allow you to eat comfortably while you wait for the permanent crown to be fabricated. The first appointment usually takes one to two hours, depending on the condition of the tooth and preparation requirements.
It takes approximately one week for the laboratory to custom fabricate the permanent crown or up to two weeks if a full-mouth restoration must be done. Once it’s ready, we’ll call you back to the office for a second appointment, during which we’ll remove the temporary crown and replace it with the permanent one. The second appointment generally takes 40 minutes per crown.
How long does a dental crown appointment take at BioDental?
The procedure takes about 1-2 hours, similar to having a filling done. During the first appointment, Dr. Trejo cleans and shapes the tooth and places a temporary crown. The following visit is when they replace the temporary for the permanent crown.
What do the procedures entail exactly?
Getting a dental crown is much like having a filling performed, both in length of time and comfort level. After decay has been removed and the tooth is reduced in size, leaving only healthy tissue, we take an impression that is used in creating the final crown. A second visit is scheduled for placement of the final crown. In the meantime, we place a temporary tooth to protect the reduced tooth and to allow you to use it as you would a natural tooth.
What types of dental crowns do we offer at BioDental Care, Tijuana Mexico?
At BioDental Care, we offer zirconia crowns and ceramic crowns. Both are strong, long-lasting, and beautiful options for restoring smiles. Each material has its particular benefits.
- Zirconia has been used regularly in dental restoration since the early 2000s, and it continues to grow in popularity. Known for its durability, zirconia can withstand 5x the pressure of chewing and biting that ceramic can. Zirconia is also stain-resistant, metal-free, and biocompatible.
- Ceramic has been used in dentistry as far back as the late 1800s. Not only is it strong and durable, but because it reflects light in the same way natural teeth do, ceramic crowns look more like natural teeth than other types of crowns. Ceramic crowns are also comfortable, resistant to breakage, and biocompatible.
Sometimes, deciding on the best crown type for your teeth is a matter of personal preference. Other times, the doctor may recommend one or the other, depending on the specifics of your procedure, the location and condition of your treated tooth, and the condition of the teeth around it.