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Dental crowns need to withstand strong chewing, chomping and grinding, so they’re made to be incredibly durable. When you receive a crown service in our office, we will make an impression of your chompers, but we do not actually develop the crown on-site. To create the crown, we send the impression of your teeth to an oral workshop where the crown is formed. Here’s a few extra insights into that process.

Using the impression from our staff, the dental lab team will create a mold of the tooth or chompers to be crowned. This mold will help 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 substances your dental crown will be made from.

At temperatures up to 2400 °F, the metal or porcelain is designed in its molten form to fit between your existing chompers. The crown is then heated for an additional period of time to ensure appropriate setting and curing. After the crown has finished cooling, the dental lab staff breaks open the impression and removes the crown to apply some finishing coats. Following a final look at the crown, it’s sent back to our office.

We hope that this information will help you if you ever need to await the arrival of your new oral crown. If you’d such as us to check your oral health or do a regular checkup, please call 570-689-2449 in Hamlin, Pennsylvania, now. Dr. Bijan Ahmadzadeh and the team at Drs. Scrimalli, Ratchford, & Ahmadzadeh will be thrilled to see you!