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Many of our patients have asked us why dental crowns can take two weeks to install. To support your knowledge about dental crowns and why applying them can take a while, we’ve amassed this blog post of information for you.

Dental crowns are utilized as somewhat of a rounding out to your existing teeth. They cap, protect and reinforce your existing teeth from the effects of damaging bacterial acids that can fashion gum disease if left unchecked. Dental crowns also remain on your teeth while you’re chomping away at your meals, and they’re put under extreme pressure when you chew. For these reasons, dental crowns need to be incredibly hard. To fashion such a strong apparatus, we will take measurements of your chompers during your first in-office appointment, send the measurements off to a dental laboratory where they will create the dental crown at high temperatures and pencil in a follow-up visit for fitting of your crown once we have received it from the dental lab. Getting your dental crown exactly right is important, and developing such a high-quality product takes time.

If you would like to contact the practice of Dr. Novan Nguyen, call 209-952-9290 now to talk to the Stockton, California, Smile 32 office staff. We’re excited to assist you, so don’t delay: call us now or come into our office.