Dental Crowns: FAQ

At Jordan Dentistry we get a lot of questions about our services, including dental crowns. Approximately 2.3 million new crowns are made every year, making this one of the most common restorative dentistry procedures. Since it’s so common, we thought it might be helpful to put together a list of dental crown FAQdental procedures

  • What are Dental Crowns? A dental crown is basically a covering or cap for all the parts of a tooth visible above the gum line. They are shaped just like natural teeth, and can be made of metals such as a gold alloy, porcelain, resin, or a combination of materials.
  • How Long Do they Last? With proper care, a dental crown can last anywhere from five to 15 years, depending on your dental habits and the material used. For instance, resin is less expensive, but does not last as long as other materials.
  • Does it Hurt? Local anesthesia should prevent any pain during the procedure, but patients may experience sensitivity or pain after, as the anesthesia begins to wear off. Crowned teeth may also be sensitive to heat or cold if they still have nerves inside them. If you experience pain when biting down, see your dentist–the crown may need adjustment.
  • Do I Need a Root Canal First? You do not need a root canal before getting a dental crown, but all teeth that have had a root canal should have a crown placed on them.

If you think you may need or want dental crowns, contact Jordan Dentistry in Cumming, GA. We can answer all your questions and make sure your crown is the best fit for you!

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