crown is the best restorative service dentistry has to
offer. It covers the entire tooth to the gum while
protecting and strengthening it. As long as you have no unusual chewing
habits, a crown will last
indefinitely. You still need to have regular professional
cleanings and exams to be certain you don't allow decay to develop on the root surface which
is not covered by the crown.
crown may be made entirely of porcelain or of porcelain bonded to metal, non-precious metal or gold
depending on the circumstances.
Before your crown appointment, it is very important to have your gums in good
health. Please brush and floss the area carefully in
preparation for your appointment.
At your crown
appointment, the tooth will be anesthetized and some
preparation will be done to make space for the crown. Usually, the tooth is prepared slightly
below the gumline. An impression of your mouth is made
and a tem porary crown is cemented. It takes about two and
a half weeks for the new crown to be fabricated.
The temporary crown may feel a
little thicker and not as smooth as you are accustomed. It is cemented with a weak cement so we can
remove it easily at your next appointment so you should avoid chewing heavily on it or eating sticky foods. We have very little problems with temporary
crowns coming off but occasionally it happens. Please save it and let us know. We will take
care of it for you.
Anytime we prepare a tooth, there may be some postoperative pain and you
may have some soreness from our working around the gums. Your favorite over the counter pain
tablets should be all you will need. If you have severe
pain, please call. Some sensitivity to hot
and cold is normal.
You should brush and floss your
teeth. Also try to keep the area around your temporary crowns as clean as
your second appointment, we will remove the temporary crown and try
the permanent crown for fit an proper shade. This can usually be done without an
injection. However, if your tooth is particularly
sensitive, we may need to get it
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