To start, your dentist will take X-rays of your problem tooth and perform a dental exam. Next, your dentist will prepare your mouth for treatment by administering a local anesthetic. This will numb your tooth and prevent any discomfort you may experience.
Dr. Jenkins will perform the root canal by removing all of the decayed and infected material inside your tooth. When the tooth is cleaned and ready to house your porcelain crown, your dentist will take an impression. The impression will be sent to a dental laboratory and used to create your restoration.
Your dentist will place a temporary crown to protect your tooth until the permanent crown can be placed on your next visit. Setting the crown is a relatively simple and pain-free procedure. We use a bonding agent that permanently cements the crown in place. The final crown will look and feel natural.