Are you in need of having some dental crowns put on your teeth? Are you a bit nervous about going in to have it done? Have you not had the chance to go over everything with your dentist yet? If you answered yes to the above questions, then you more than likely have some questions about dental crowns, the process for them being put on and what you can expect. Below, you will find the answers to a lot of the questions people tend to have about dental crowns.
Does it hurt to have crowns put on?
One of the first questions most people have about having crowns put on is whether or not it hurts. This is especially true if you already have a fear of the dentist. You'll be glad to know that the process is a relatively painless one. In fact, the most uncomfortable part may be having your mouth held open for the duration of the procedure. Also, the dentist will grind your teeth a bit to make room for the crowns and this can be a bit irritating. However, you shouldn't have much in the way of pain afterward.
Do you have choices regarding the crowns you go with?
Most people choose crowns that have porcelain overlay that matches the color of their teeth so no one can tell they have crowns on. However, if you do like the look of metal crowns, then you can choose to have silver or gold ones instead. You can also have a tattoo put on your crown. The tattoo will be put on it at the lab and will be under the last few layers. Although tattoos are considered permanent, the dentist can remove them later, should you feel you no longer want it.
Do crowns require extra care?
Since crowns are bonded directly on an underlying tooth, they become a permanent fixture in your mouth. They are also made of material that is cared for in the same manner as natural teeth. This means you will care for them using the same oral care techniques and products used to care for your other teeth. However, you also have to be sure you treat them as carefully as your other teeth since they can still break and become stained.
Now that you have some of the answers you may be wondering about regarding crowns, you should feel as if you are in a better position to follow through with getting them.