What happens during a Dental Crown Procedure?
Dr. Omid will start by numbing the tooth. Then, using a dental handpiece (drill), he’ll reduce the height and circumference of the tooth, making it shorter and skinnier.
Once the tooth has been adequately prepped, he’ll place a retraction cord in the gum pocket around the tooth, which looks like thick floss. After that, Dr. Omid will take an impression of the tooth. This impression helps us fabricate your custom crown.
After impressions are complete, we’ll place a temporary crown, which you’ll wear until your permanent crown is ready.
Are Dental Crowns Covered by Insurance?
Dental crowns are often covered by insurance but how much is covered depends on your plan. Since crowns are sometimes considered a “major” restorative dental procedure, your insurance company may require a pre-authorization before we perform the procedure. Our team will take the time to discuss your insurance coverage and payment options with you well before your appointment.