How Dental Crowns Work Scottsdale 85254
Having a dental crown placed over the tooth involves several steps but doesn’t usually hurt since the dentist will be numbing the patient’s tooth by giving a shot of a local anesthetic. Either a dentist or a prosthodontist can do this procedure. A prosthodontist is a type of dentist that deals with the replacement and restoration of the teeth.
Dental crowns Scottsdale includes many different steps.
First, a local anesthetic will be given to the patient. The dentist will then scrape and smooth the tooth that needs restoration to add space for the crown. An imprint of the scraped tooth and neighboring teeth will be taken to use in the customization of the crown. The final crown will be constructed by using a restorative material. Next, the dentist will put a makeshift crown over the tooth being restored while waiting for the final crown to be ready. Like the final crown, the makeshift crown is also made out of the imprint of the tooth that needs restoration though it differs in terms of shape, contour and quality. On the patient’s next visit, the makeshift crown will be taken off and replaced by the final crown. The dentist will make sure that the final crown is in the right shape, contour and color. If everything is precise then the final crown will be cemented into place.
Some soreness and discomfort in the gums may be experienced by the patient after undergoing the procedure but the pain is very manageable and lasts for only a short period of time. One tip that may help reduce the pain is rinsing the mouth with warm salt water. It is also recommended to talk to the dentist about different ways on how to manage the pain. He or she should be able suggest different options to help someone have a comfortable procedure as much as possible.
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