Dr. Zachary Law, DDS
1337 Hardy Road | Vinton, VA 24179
Creating Healthy Smiles
& Happy Families

How long does it take to get a dental crown placed?

In the majority of cases, a dental crown can be placed in just two visits. But it may be necessary for another follow-up visit to our Vinton dental office just to be sure the crown fits perfectly.

Once Dr. Law determines that a crown is the best solution for your needs, he will prepare your tooth as needed. Next, we take highly accurate impressions of your teeth. These will be used to create a mold that is then sent to our dental lab so that we can create a custom-fit, permanent crown. Before you leave our office, we will fit you with a temporary crown to protect your tooth while your new crown is made.

It usually takes about two weeks for a dental crown to be created, and once we receive the permanent restoration back from the lab, we will arrange another appointment. During this appointment, Dr. Law will carefully adjust the crown for proper fit and to make sure that your dental bite is in perfect alignment. Finally, the crown will be cemented in place using a strong and durable dental adhesive.

After you live with your new crown for a few days, you may feel that it is hitting too high or too low when you bite down. Simply return to our Vinton dental office, and Dr. Law will make any further adjustments necessary until your bite is perfect.