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Springbrook Family Dentistry

Does it hurt to get a crown?

Getting a dental crown is very similar to having a filling done, neither of which should hurt! The only discomfort you should feel is a minor “pinch” when we get you numb, and we are often told by our patients that we are so gentle that they didn’t even feel that part! When you receive a dental crown we will start by removing any decay on the tooth and filling that area back in. We will then go around the sides of the tooth with our instruments and “shrink” it into a smaller tooth. Once that is complete we will take an impression which is sent to our local lab to make your permanent crown. We will make a temporary crown for you in the meantime.

When you come back to receive your crown we usually don’t need to numb you at all and it’s a pretty short appointment! We will make any adjustments that are needed on your new crown and then cement it into place permanently. Your only restriction after this will be to avoid eating for one hour and then you will be good to go!

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Dear patients, friends and family,

In light of recent events surrounding the Corona Virus/COVID-19 and the guidance of our national and state dental societies, we will be rescheduling all 6 month cleaning appointments and any elective dental treatment over the next few weeks.

We continue to be available for dental emergencies and are accessible via phone and email. We love our patients and are willing to do whatever we can for the sake of community health and well being, especially for those among us that could be most affected by infection.

At this time, we have NO known cases of COVID-19 among our staff. Dental offices are at extreme risk for propagation of the virus due to the large number of aerosols created during dental procedures, as well as the close proximity we are in to our patients. Therefore we will continue to adhering to the highest levels of infection control.

I am confident all of us will be better off if we all do our part to protect the community and "flatten the curve". If you have any questions or are looking for any updates please follow our Facebook page or call us at 716-652-0600.