Our procedure for Empress Restorations typically requires two to three appointments. During the first appointment, our dentists take photos and make impressions of the teeth. The photos and impressions are sent to a lab where the Empress crowns, inlays, or veneers are manufactured. Our dentists may administer topical or local anesthesia to prepare the teeth for the Empress restorations, and also shape the teeth and remove any decay and fillings from the teeth.
During the second appointment, the Empress restorations are adhered to the natural teeth using special cement. This appointment may take up to an hour as our dentists ensure that the Empress restorations fit properly. A third appointment is required to ensure the fit of the Empress restorations, as well as to address any comfort issues that our patients may experience.
Frequently Asked Questions About Empress Restorations
When can normal activities resume after the procedure for Empress Restorations?
After the first appointment, some patients may feel numb from the anesthesia. We suggest our patients exercise caution while eating and drinking until your mouth is no longer numb. After the Empress restorations have been permanently adhered to your teeth, you may need time to adjust to the changes, especially when eating, drinking, and speaking.
Is there any pain associated with the procedure for Empress Restorations?
During their first appointment, some of our patients report mild discomfort. We ensure that our patients speak with our dentists during the procedure about any discomfort they experience. Our patients may experience mild soreness after the first appointment. If our patients experience any discomfort after the third appointment, please contact us, we are here to help.