The process of implanting dental veneers and crowns involves buffing the existing teeth in the jaw, multiple fittings at the clinic and cementation of porcelain crowns or ceramic dental veneers. If there are teeth indicated for extraction, based on the analysis of dental x-ray, that is the first step. After tooth extraction, it is preferable to wait a month for the wound to heal. The next step is to define the layout of future dental ceramic restorations. This task is performed together by the dentist and the patient, with the help of a number of photos of other patients who selected different types, shapes and kinds of dental crowns in our clinic, as well as images before and after implantations. First of all, it is necessary to determine the color, shape and length of the crowns.
First appointment comprises of taking tooth prints before the procedure of grinding teeth to register the position, shape and appearance of the teeth. Following detailed agreement, the dentist starts buffing the teeth, taking tooth prints and immediate preparation of temporary dental crowns, which are given to every patient. Buffing takes one hour for a smaller number of teeth, and up to six hours for buffing teeth of both jaws. Buffing teeth is done using the latest local anesthesia with prolonged effects, so that the act of buffing is completely painless. Practice has shown that the buffing of the upper and lower jaw, taking prints and making all temporary dental crowns in one session is the best solution for the patient, although that one session can last several hours.
Next 7 to 10 days are followed by the trial of metal-ceramic dental crowns or zirconium core for non metal ceramic crowns. Then comes the most important test – when the patient first sees his new teeth. Dental ceramic crowns at this stage are not smooth, because they are not processed yet, but they have a basic shape and color and there are still possible minor corrections, and after cementation, which is the last phase of crown implantation, it is no longer possible to correct the shape nor color. When crowns are placed on one or both jaws, each patient receives silicon films to wear at night for preventing damage to the crowns. Check up is needed a day after cementation in order to crosscheck the bite and final alignment of new dental ceramic crowns occlusion.