The procedure will begin with the administration of a local anesthetic to numb the area being treated. The tooth will then be cleaned and any decay will be removed using a dental drill. Then, the dentist will grind the tooth down so that the dental crown will fit better.
Once the area has been prepared the dentist can place the dental crown and apply dental putty first to make an impression of the tooth. This impression is sent to a laboratory so the permanent dental crown can be made. Then, the dentist will place a temporary crown over the tooth to protect it while the permanent dental crown is being made.
When the temporary crown is made you will return to the dentist office for the second procedure. The temporary crown will be removed. The tooth will again be cleaned and it will be roughed up with a drill. Etching acid and dental cement will be applied to the tooth and the cap will be placed.
Hospital stay: no
Duration: 2 visits to the dental clinic
Recovery: After your dental crown procedures are done, you may experience some discomfort for a day or so. You may have some swelling and a dull ache. The cap may also have a strange feeling that takes some days getting used to. The cap will be fully functional 24 hours after it is placed. You should care for a dental crown as you would for your regular teeth.
Risks: As with any procedure, there are risks associated when getting dental crowns. Below is a list of the most common risks and complications:
- Reaction to anesthetic or medication
- Infection of treatment site
- Structural injury or damage near dental implant site
- Tooth injury or damage near dental implant site
- Nerve damage
- Tingling or numbness of the teeth, gums, lips or chin
- Sinus problems
- Receding gums
- Hot cold sensitivity
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