Congratulations! You have just received one of the best things modern dentistry can offer, a porcelain CAD/CAM restoration. A crown is a covering that encases the entire tooth surface restoring it to its original shape and size. A crown protects and strengthens the tooth structure that cannot be restored with fillings or other types of restorations. They are highly durable and will last many years, but like most dental restorations, they may eventually need to be replaced. Porcelain crowns are made to match the shape, size, and color or your teeth giving you a natural, long-lasting, beautiful smile.
Grinding/Clenching: Patients who grind/clench their teeth typically have more post-op problems with any given treatment rendered. Expect more post-op sensitivity and tenderness, as well as longer, more difficult recovery period. Properly designed and fitted night guards (NTI) help alleviate these problems. The crown of a tooth is the portion that is covered by enamel. A restorative crown replaces this outer part to protect and strengthen the tooth. This protection becomes necessary when a tooth cracks, has its entire structure weakened by decay, or becomes brittle after a root canal.
Things to expect after treatment:
- We used a local anesthetic that might last for several hours after the procedure. You should avoid any chewing until the numbness has completely worn off. There are no restrictions on your usual activities. Brush and floss the crown as you do your natural teeth.
- Sensitivity to foods and liquids is a normal reaction to a new crown, and may last for several weeks, but it should begin to feel better everyday. If the tooth hurts or continues to feel sore each passing day, call us to set up a simple bite adjustment.
We believe in the quality and craftsmanship of our work so much that we offer a warranty for your crown!
- 1 year unconditional warranty. Includes all necessary repair, rebond, or replacement.
- Within the next four years, if your crown needs replacement, the charge will be 50% of the present fee.
It is mandatory to wear a NTI (special night guard) to protect your crown and other natural teeth if indicated due to wear patterns from abnormal wear like clenching or grinding.