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Dental Crown FAQs Answered

Crowns are durable restorations that cover teeth like caps. Tooth crowns traditionally were made from metal materials, but modern crowns use porcelain materials that blend in with the smile, creating a balanced look. We offer dental crown treatment in our Franklin, MI, dental office for patients with worn, weakened, or damaged teeth.

If you’re considering dental crowns but want to know more before your treatment, explore answers to popular questions we get about this restorative dental treatment

Dental Crown FAQs Answered

FAQS: Dental Crown Treatment in Franklin, MI

Learn more about dental crown treatment and care with answers to these common questions: 

Can you whiten dental crowns?

No, you cannot whiten tooth crowns. However, crowns can brighten dull teeth and are color-matched to the smile. If you have an old or damaged crown that is discolored, please get in touch with our office. We can plan your replacement in our office.

Do I need a crown or a veneer?

While crowns and veneers cover teeth, they address different types of damage. Crowns fully cover teeth like caps, while veneers cover the front of the enamel. Dental veneers are shaped like shells and only cover the teeth in the smile line. Alternatively, crowns can cover any tooth. Crowns can also address extensive wear, while veneers are best suited for cosmetic problems in the front teeth.

Do crowns feel different from natural teeth?

Crowns should not feel any different than your natural teeth. Like traditional crowns, our porcelain crowns can withstand natural biting and chewing forces. If your crown becomes loose or if you feel a sudden change in the fit of your crown, please get in touch with our office.

Are dental crowns painful?

Many patients fear pain when they visit the dentist. However, you should not feel pain when receiving your dental crown. We will numb your tooth before placing your crown, so you will not feel discomfort during your treatment. 

What do I do after I receive a dental crown?

Wait 60 minutes after you receive your crown to eat. Avoid sticky, chewy, or hard foods like popcorn, chips, and apples. You can eat normally once the anesthesia has worn off. Wait 48 to 72 hours before drinking alcohol or smoking.

Do dental crowns require special care?

While crowns only need brushing and flossing to keep them clean, crowns require other care methods. We will ask patients to avoid hard, sticky, or crunchy foods directly after they receive their crowns. Patients should also avoid biting their nails, chewing ice, or opening objects with their teeth while they have crowns.

Do you have remaining questions about treatment with dental crowns? Call Dental House and Aesthetics for dental crown treatment today at (248) 963-7925. You can also request a dental appointment with Dr. Jomana Shayota online.