How Your Mouth Will Feel After You Get a Dental Crown
Posted on 11/16/2020 by Keith Boenning, DDS
Dental crowns are protective caps that fit over broken/damaged teeth, or onto a dental implant; they are essential to protecting and providing function to your weakened teeth. The average recovery time is a few days, but keep reading to learn about some common feelings that you may experience after getting a dental crown.
What It Feels Like To Wear a Crown
Getting a crown may be one of the best decisions that you can make; in addition to restoring functionality to broken/damaged teeth, crowns may also be used to: protect teeth from more tooth decay, make cosmetic adjustments, and to cover large fillings or severely discolored teeth. The most common types of dental crowns are: ceramic, gold and base metal alloys, and fused porcelain-metal, resin, and stainless steel.
While the following are typical feelings that you can expect when you get a crown, it is not a complete list and you may have different experiences due to the crown type or other factors. Do not expect a significantly painful process; it is normal to feel some discomfort, but if you are experiencing significant pain, please call us. Minor sensitivity in the gums is a common discomfort associated with crown placement, but you can take over the counter pain medication or topical anesthetic to help mitigate this.
You will likely experience a numb feeling in your mouth for several hours after the procedure, so be careful not to consume very hot products as they may burn you; additionally, excessive eating should be avoided because it is easier to accidentally bit yourself. The crown itself will usually feel awkward in your mouth, however, you should get used to it after a few days; many patients do not even notice it after as little as a week of use.
We hope that this information helped you to understand some of the feelings that you may experience with your new crown. Please call us if you have additional questions or would like to schedule an appointment. We are here to help.