Dental Crowns: FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)
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What is a dental crown?
The crown of the tooth is the white portion that sticks up above the gumline. When the natural crown is damaged, one option for restoring it is with a prosthetic dental crown.
Visit our Dental Crowns page for an overview of the treatment.
When does a person need a crown?
Crowns are necessary when a tooth is cracked or broken, has become decayed beyond the point that a filling can fix, or to protect a root canal treated tooth.
What is the procedure like?
Getting a crown is very similar to having a cavity filled. The procedure takes between 1 and 2 hours and the tooth will be totally numb and pain-free. During the procedure, the tooth is reduced only by the thickness needed for the prosthetic crown. An impression is taken and a temporary crown is placed. After two weeks, you will return to us for your permanent crown.
Does getting a crown hurt?
No. The procedure itself is done under local anesthesia so that you won’t feel a thing. Most patients report little to no discomfort following the procedure.
What are prosthetic crowns made of?
Crowns may be made of porcelain, ceramic, zirconium or a gold alloy. The choice in materials is based on several factors, from the location of the tooth to desired aesthetics and cost.
What will the finished crown look like?
The finished crown will look exactly like a natural tooth!
How do I care for my crown?
The care for prosthetic crowns is the same as that of natural teeth. Simply brush, floss and see us for cleanings regularly!
How long will my crown last?
Crowns can last a lifetime when cared for properly!
Are there any eating restrictions with prosthetic crowns?
No! With your new, permanent crown, you will be able to chew and bite just as you do with your natural teeth.
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