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Does Getting a Dental Crown Hurt?

July 26, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — rosenfeld @ 5:44 pm
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Do you have a tooth that is cracked, broken, or decayed? Dental crowns are a strong, durable solution to damaged teeth. They encircle the entire visible part of a tooth and are usually made from natural-looking, dental-grade porcelain so that they reflect light in the same way as your enamel. Dental crowns are used to repair the look, structure, and function of the tooth. As beneficial as dental crowns are to your smile, you may be wondering if the procedure hurts. Read on to learn more about the dental crown procedure and whether it hurts or not.

Does Getting a Dental Crown Hurt?

Before your dentist begins the dental crown procedure, they will administer a local anesthetic. This medicine works by numbing the area where the procedure will be taking place so you don’t feel any pain and remain comfortable throughout treatment. The anesthetic should last a few hours before the effects wear off. During the first few weeks after your dental crown procedure, the area surrounding the tooth may feel somewhat tender. Over-the-counter pain relievers will help manage any discomfort or sensitivity you’re experiencing.

How Does the Dental Crown Procedure Work?

To prepare the tooth, your dentist will have to reshape it. This will allow the dental crown to go over the tooth without disrupting your bite or looking unnatural. Your dentist will then take a mold of the tooth and send it to the dental lab. This will allow them to create a custom crown that matches the color of the surrounding teeth and perfectly fits your smile.

Once your dentist receives the crown from the dental lab, they will help you set up an appointment to come back into their office to have it placed. If needed, they will make adjustments to make sure that the crown functions and looks the way it’s supposed to. Once it’s been placed, your new smile will be complete!

6 Benefits of Dental Crowns?

If you put off getting a dental crown to repair your smile, the damaged tooth will get worse and may end up needing to be pulled. There are several reasons why getting a dental crown is beneficial, including:

  • Prevent dental sensitivity from hot or cold foods and beverages
  • Repair teeth that are chipped, cracked, stained, or misshapen
  • Save money on tooth extractions and replacements
  • Relieve discomfort from badly decayed teeth
  • Restore the appearance of your smile
  • Protect the tooth from further harm

As you can see, getting a dental crown is a simple and virtually painless procedure. If your dentist tells you that you need one, schedule the appointment as soon as possible to get your smile back on track!

About the Practice

Dr. Gary A. Rosenfeld, Dr. Julie Boerger, Dr. Jessica Henner, Dr. Michael Wakily, Dr. Daniella Apostol, and Dr. Yumee Yang lead the team at East Islip Dental Care. They offer preventive treatments to keep your smile healthy as well as restorative ones like dental crowns for when you need a tooth repaired. With their help, you can maintain a healthy, happy smile! Call East Islip Dental Care at (631) 581-8600 or visit their website if you’re ready to make an appointment or want to learn more about their services.

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