Dental Crown Procedures
When you need a dental crown for any reason, Dr. Hung & Associates Dental Center, the best dental tourism clinic in Vietnam, is the place to go. Combining the latest technologies in our in-house lab with the expertise of our dental specialists, we can perform cutting-edge treatments quickly and accurately, so you can continue your travels and enjoy the vibrant sites of Vietnam.
What is a crown?
The crown of the tooth is the part that you can see above the gum line, while the roots lie below. When a natural crown is fractured or decayed and can’t be repaired by a filling, our doctors carefully craft and place an artificial crown to restore the function of the damaged tooth.
How long does a crown appointment take?
The procedure takes about 1-2 hours, similar to having a filling done.
What does the procedure entail?
Getting a crown is much like having a filling performed, both in length of time and comfort level. After the decay has been removed and the tooth is reduced in size, leaving only healthy tissue, an impression is taken for creating the final crown. A second appointment is scheduled for placement of the final crown. In the meantime, a temporary tooth is placed to protect the reduced tooth and allow for normal function.
Does it hurt to get a crown?
No. As with a filling and most dental procedures, local anesthesia is used to numb the area. You may naturally feel a little discomfort as the anesthesia wears off, but nothing that can’t be easily controlled with over-the-counter pain medications. However, we do offer a variety of sedation and anesthesia options, including IV sedation, upon request. Your comfort is of utmost importance to us, and we want to ensure you are comfortable during your visit.
Can I eat after having a crown?
It’s best to wait about 30 minutes after completion of your treatment before eating or drinking. We recommend you wait 24 hours before eating anything hard or sticky that might pull at the crown as the cement is setting.
How long do crowns last?
Dental crowns can last up to 20 years, depending on care, location in the mouth, and the materials used for the procedure. We’ve seen them last even longer!
How do I care for a crown?
Caring for a crown is like caring for a natural tooth. Simply brush twice a day and floss daily, and make sure to keep up on your regularly scheduled cleanings with us.
Dr. Hung & Associates Dental Center
The in-house lab at Dr. Hung & Associates Dental Center provides the following benefits:
- The lab technician talks directly to the doctor on each case, making sure the final dental crown is a perfect fit. There is less of a chance for miscommunication between the doctor, the technician, and the customer, which often happens with an outside lab.
- By having an in-house lab, Dr. Hung & Associates Dental Center can quickly create dental crowns and have adjustments made by the doctor within minutes. Outside labs typically take two days to do this same process.
- At our in-house lab we use CAD/CAM technology, along with the Exocad and DentalWings software suite, to design and manufacture high quality dental restorations in 3D. This technology allows us to implement a final product faster and more accurately compared to conventional manual techniques.
20% off for a dental crown today!
Contact us at the Dr. Hung & Associates Dental Center, and receive a 20% discount for a dental crown!
Our office is located at 244A Cong Quynh Str, Pham Ngu Lao Ward, Dist 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam