Your dentist mentions those dreaded words to you for the first time: dental crown.
Whether you’ve had dental before or not, you’re probably wondering what to expect from your first crown.
What It’s Like to Get a Crown
It’s your first crown…what’s the process like?
The first thing that happens is your dentist cleans away the damaged or infected tooth structure. Don’t worry…you’ll be numbed up with a local anesthetic so you won’t feel a thing!
After the tooth is prepared, it’s time for an impression or scan to register the way your teeth naturally fit together. In most cases, a temporary crown is worn while you wait for the final one to be created.
Is Sensitivity Normal?
Yes, it’s quite normal for your tooth to temporarily feel more sensitive than normal just after getting a crown. This happens because the inner tooth layers are exposed to outside world for first time! Don’t worry – this sensation should gradually subside as your tooth adjusts to the new normal.
What Will it Look Like?
Most crowns today are made from materials like gold, porcelain, ceramic, and combinations of materials. A porcelain or ceramic crown is polished to look and feel just like a natural tooth. Some patients describe that their crown feels a little smoother than their other teeth, but most can feel any difference at all.
People have been relying on these incredible restorations for years. If you need a crown, there’s no need to worry. It will feel like a natural part of your smile in very little time! Contact your dentist for answers to all of your questions about dental crowns.
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