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Common Questions Being Asked by Patients Concerning Dental Crown Treatment

Crown Lengthening Procedure Pembroke in Pines FL Area

When you discover you need a dental crown as part of some restorative work performed by your dentist, you will naturally have some questions. Dr. Milton Ruiz and the team at Pines Dental Associates in Pembroke Pines, Florida, are here to answer any questions you may have about dental crowns. It is only natural that you may want to know why a dental crown is chosen over other restorative treatments, how long the procedure takes, what it involves, and what crown lengthening is.

Here are some common questions that patients ask their dentists about dental crowns.

Why Is a Dental Crown Your Best Option?

When a tooth becomes damaged to the point where it needs reinforcement, a dental crown can be a permanent restoration that can provide this. But are there alternatives to a dental crown? The answer to this question depends on why you need one. If you are recommended a crown to restore a severely damaged tooth, there is no better alternative. However, if you are looking into dental crowns for cosmetic purposes, other options, such as porcelain veneers or dental bonding, could be used to cover up your smile imperfections.

Are You a Good Candidate for A Dental Crown?

If your tooth is severely compromised due to decay or injury or has undergone a root canal treatment, a dental crown will be an excellent way to preserve and protect this tooth. Without a dental crown, a dental extraction could become necessary. A dental crown is a permanent tooth restoration, so make sure this is an option you want for yourself before agreeing to have one put in place.

How Does Your Dental Crown Get Placed?

The dental crown process will require two appointments spaced over a few weeks. During your first visit, your teeth and gums will be examined so your dentist can determine the best treatment plan for restoring your tooth. A physical impression will then be taken of your teeth and sent to an off-site lab, where your crown will be crafted.

At this point, any restorative dental work that needs to be performed on your tooth (or teeth) will be performed. Once completed, a temporary crown can be placed. You will then need to return for a secondary appointment so that your permanent crown can be put in place of the temporary crown.

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Does Getting a Dental Crown Hurt?

The quick and straightforward answer to this question is no. If there is any possibility of discomfort, an anesthetic can be applied to numb the tooth and surrounding area. Once your crown is placed, you may experience some minor sensitivity in that tooth. This is normal and should go away after a couple of days.

If you want to learn more about dental crowns, please schedule an appointment with Dr. Milton Ruiz and the team at Pines Dental Associates.

If you have further questions or concerns, please call our Pembroke Pines office at (954) 715-4660.

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Dr. Milton Ruiz, Pines Dental Associates

Dr. Milton Ruiz believes everyone should be able to attain excellent oral health, and his mission is to provide the highest quality care at the most affordable cost to all his patients. Dr. Ruiz is a general dentist with over 25 years of expertise who graduated from Tufts Dental School in Boston.

Dr. Ruiz has completed over 500 hours of continuing education in his decades of practice to keep current on new technology and improvements in dentistry. He is skilled in all aspects of dentistry, including cosmetic dentistry, root canal therapy, sleep apnea therapy, orthodontics, Invisalign certification, Oral Conscious Sedation, and restorative dentistry. You can rely on him to make your dental visit as comfortable as possible.

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