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What to Expect during your Dental Crown Procedure

Posted on 9/20/2015 by Keith M. Cooper
A diagram of how a dental crown is attached to a patients tooth.Are you having a dental crown put into place in the future? If so, you may be interested in learning just what you can expect during this procedure.

Your First Dental Visit

The process of having a dental crown put into place will consist of a couple of visits. During your first appointment, X-rays will be taken in order to examine the tooth roots and the bone surrounding the tooth that is to receive the crown. If extensive decay is identified, you may need to have a root canal prior to the crown being put into place.

Your dentist will also need to make some changes to the tooth that is going to receive the crown. After numbing it, the tooth will be filed down so that there is adequate space for the crown. After reshaping, putty will be used to make an impression that will be used to create the crown at a dental lab. You’ll have a temporary crown put into place until your next visit.

Your Follow Up Visit
At your second appointment, your dentist will remove the temporary crown, so that the permanent crown can be checked for fit and color. If things appear acceptable, a local anesthetic can be used to properly numb the teeth, and the new crown will be cemented into its permanent place.

After your crown has been put into place, you could feel some sensitivity, especially to hot and cold. Your dentist could recommend sensitivity toothpaste in order to deal with this issue. The problem should subside within a couple of weeks. Likewise, if you experience any pain or discomfort immediately after the procedure, you can take over-the-counter medications like Tylenol or ibuprofen for relief, but these complaints are typically short-lived.

If you have additional questions about what will happen during your procedure or how you can prepare, please call our office for guidance.

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San Jose, CA 95129
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