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Crowns can be either gold or a porcelain/gold combination. If it's gold, it'll be yellow gold. If porcelain, it may be strengthened with white gold (platinum in colour) on the chewing surface and at the gumline. Discuss these options with Dr. Ennis before your appointment.


Your initial appointment will be about 2 hours long. In this appointment:

  • ›  Your mouth will be frozen.
  • ›  We'll do preparations on the tooth and take impressions.
  • ›  At the end of the first appointment, we'll temporarily cement a provisional crown onto the tooth until the crown is ready, about 2 weeks later.

We're careful to minimize your discomfort after your initial treatment. But, to help prevent or alleviate your discomfort:

  • ›  Use a warm saltwater rinse frequently for 2 to 3 days after the procedure. (1 tablespoon of salt in half a glass of warm water).
  • ›  Take a painkiller - one you might use for a headache - before the freezing wears off completely. Take one more before bedtime. Continue every 6 hours as needed.
  • ›  Keep the area free of bacteria and carefully brush and floss. Pull floss out sideways to avoid dislodging the temporary crown.
  • ›  Avoid extremes of hot or cold temperature on the side treated.
  • ›  Avoid chewy or sticky food on the temporary crown.
  • ›  If the temporary crown comes off, if possible place it back on the tooth and call our office to have it re-cemented.


Your final appointment will be about 30 minutes long. In this appointment:

  • ›  Your mouth may again be frozen.
  • ›  We'll cement your new crown into place.
  • ›  You may experience some sensitivity to hot and cold for a while after the procedure. Use painkillers if required. If the bite doesn't feel comfortable or the pain persists, please call our office.

Financial arrangements are to be made in advance with the receptionist. We look forward to assisting you with your dental needs.

Contact us at Croydon Dental if you have any questions on preparing for your initial or final crown or bridge appointment.
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