Our team at San Mateo Center for Cosmetic Dentistry gets many questions about cosmetic dental procedures, and one of the more common questions has to do with crowns. A dental crown is a protective covering that is placed over an existing tooth to restore its shape, size, and strength.
Porcelain crowns provide a number of important functions such as protecting and restoring weak, cracked, misshapen, or broken teeth. Whatever the situation, a crown can be an effective solution for many dental issues.
This procedure is done with a local numbing solution, which means the patient won’t feel anything as the crown is placed. After the procedure is over, the patient may feel some sensitivity with the porcelain crown or soreness around the gums, depending on the extent of the procedure. The pain is usually minimal and won’t last long.
Getting a porcelain crown at our San Mateo cosmetic dental office requires two visits. The first involves preparing the tooth that needs a crown and creating an impression. The second visit happens after the dental crown has been constructed and needs to be placed. The porcelain crown is custom made at a dental laboratory and you’ll come back to us once we receive it. In the meantime, you’re given a temporary crown, so you can go about your day without worrying about your smile.
At San Mateo Center for Cosmetic Dentistry, Dr. Michael Wong can answer any questions you may have about the crown procedure, including same day crowns and sedation dentistry, with different options for those who get anxious or nervous about dental procedures.
Contact us today at San Mateo Center for Cosmetic Dentistry to learn more about crowns, implants, porcelain veneers, and our other restorative dental services. Remember, your insurance may cover the procedure.