Procedure Details for Placing a Crown
Before treatment, the area surrounding the damaged tooth will be numbed to keep you as comfortable as possible. Next, Dr. Maddahi or Dr. Reshad will use a dental instrument to shape and prepare the tooth so that the crown will fit. A mold of the tooth will then be taken, and a temporary crown will be placed onto the tooth to protect it. The mold that was taken will be sent to the lab so that the permanent crown can be created. Once the crown arrives, it will be cemented onto your damaged tooth.
After your crown is placed, you can go back to your regular day immediately without having to worry about taking time off. We advise waiting to eat for two hours, and avoiding any hard or sticky foods for several hours.
The most common side effects after a crown is placed are soreness, sensitivity, and pain when biting down. These side effects typically last 3-4 days. If you experience this for longer or the pain is very bad, we encourage you to contact our office. Once the soreness subsides, many patients don’t think about having a crown at all, and they are virtually undetectable to others.