Porcelain Crowns in Downy: FAQs
Following are some of the questions our patients ask their Downey dentist:
1. Does Insurance Pay for Porcelain Crowns?
Many dental insurance companies list dental crowns under the “major restorative treatment” category. Typically, they will pay 50% of the fee until you reach your annual maximum. You will be responsible for the remaining 50%, your deductible (if it has not already been met), and any remaining amount after your insurance pays. Talk to your insurance provider for more information about your benefits.
2. How Long Before My Crown Feels Normal?
It often takes between a couple of days to a week for patients to adjust to their new porcelain crown. At first, it might feel uneven, tight, or even bulky. You might find that your tongue will not stop playing with it.
This is perfectly normal and will resolve quickly. However, if it still feels weird after a week (uneven, too tall, or you are experiencing soreness/sensitivity), contact your dentist.
How Long Does It Take a Crown to Heal?
It is not uncommon to experience some gum soreness or tooth sensitivity after a major restorative procedure. But if you have any lingering discomfort, sensitivity, or pain that lasts longer than two weeks, contact your Downey dentist.
In some cases, the porcelain crown is a bit too high. A simple adjustment can remedy the situation. Failing to get the crown adjusted can lead to:
- More discomfort
- Nerve inflammation and resulting pain
- Fractured tooth
- Chipped or fractured porcelain
Another reason you might experience discomfort after your crown appointment is that you might have an inflamed nerve or infection. These are serious conditions that need to be addressed by your dentist right away.