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Do you have a severely decayed or damaged tooth? If so, you might consider restoring it with a dental crown. Not only will this protective “cap” renew the strength and function of your tooth, but it can also improve the color, shape, and size for a more ideal appearance. But does it hurt to undergo this restoration treatment? Keep reading to learn what you should expect when getting a dental crown and the benefits you can enjoy!
Like most other dental procedures, your dentist will ensure that your mouth is completely numb before starting any work. This way you can remain comfortable and pain-free throughout your entire treatment. The local anesthetic will also wear off gradually once your procedure is over, so you won’t feel any sensations in your mouth for a few hours following your appointment.
Since your compromised tooth will need to be altered to make room for your dental crown, you might experience minor soreness or tenderness in the area for a couple of weeks. This will be due to your nerves responding to structural changes in your smile. Fortunately, any minor discomfort shouldn’t last long and can easily be managed by taking over-the-counter pain relievers. Your dental crown will be specifically designed to protect a damaged tooth, which can help relieve pain and sensitivity altogether.
You can expect to enjoy the following benefits from covering a damaged tooth with a dental crown:
So, if you need a dental crown, you can be sure to feel as comfortable as possible during your treatment. Speak with your dentist if you’re interested, and they’ll be glad to walk you through the process to restore your smile!
Dr. Mamata Ponnaganti is a proud member of several groups like the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and the Academy of General Dentistry. She earned her dental doctorate from the Boston University’s Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine and regularly seeks continuing education to cultivate her techniques. She offers a wide range of advanced services, including dental crowns. If you’d like to schedule a consultation, feel free to visit our website or call our Clearwater location at 727-535-2700 or our Tampa location at 813-818-4520.
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