Does it hurt to get a crown?
No. Thankfully, as with a filling and most dental procedures, local anesthesia is used to numb the area. You may feel a little discomfort as the anesthesia wears off but nothing that can’t be easily controlled with over-the-counter pain medications. We do offer a variety of sedation and anesthesia options upon request. Your comfort is our priority.
Can I eat after having a crown?
It’s best to wait about 30 minutes after the completion of your procedure before eating or drinking. We recommend you wait 24 hours before eating anything hard or sticky that might pull at the crown, as the cement is setting.
How long do crowns last?
Dental crowns can last up to 20 years, depending on care, location in the mouth, and the materials used for the procedure. We’ve seen them last even longer!
How do I care for a crown?
Care for a crown the way you care for your natural teeth. Simply brush twice and floss once daily, and make sure to keep up on your regularly scheduled cleanings with us.