Also known as a cap, a dental crown is a common dental restoration. It may be just what you need to restore broken or damaged teeth. If you love to play golf and need a dental crown, you may wonder whether you can play immediately after. Before we answer this common question, let’s dive deeper into what a dental crown is and what you can expect from the treatment.
History of Dental Crowns
Believe it or not, dental crowns have been around for over 4,000 years. In 1889, Dr. Charles Land put a patent on the first porcelain crown. By the 1950s, a better version of a porcelain crown was introduced. Today, crowns are a popular restorative treatment that are beneficial in a variety of situations. Approximately 15 million people in the U.S. have a dental crown or bridge.
How Dental Crowns Work
At Downtown Dental, we are pleased to offer CEREC same day crowns. With this technology, you can receive your crowns in one day. You won’t have to spread out your treatment over several weeks or appointments. In just one 90-minute session, our dentist will apply your crowns. CEREC puts an end to the messy dental impressions, temporary crowns, and multiple office visits associated with traditional crown treatments.
Benefits of Dental Crowns
First and foremost, dental crowns are incredibly versatile. They can fix damaged, chipped, or cracked teeth, discolored teeth, or misshapen teeth. Crowns may also reinforce a tooth with a root canal. While they are primarily used to improve oral health, they come with aesthetic benefits. You can count on them to treat discoloration, staining, chips, crookedness, and other imperfections instantly.
Perhaps one of the most noteworthy benefits of dental crowns is that they’re long lasting. As long as you brush and floss your teeth daily and visit our office for routine exams and cleanings, they may last for decades. Some patients are surprised when their crowns remain in great shape for 15, 20, and even 30 years.
Recovering From a Dental Crown Treatment
After your crown treatment, you should be able to care for your teeth as normal. We will ask that you stay away from sticky food for the initial 24 hours. When it comes to playing golf and exercise, we’ll ask that you avoid it for at least a week. It’s a good idea to rest and take some time off so that your mouth and body can completely heal from the treatment.
If you go out for a game of golf or participate in other physical activities, you may put yourself at risk for complications. Even though golf is typically slow and low-impact, it may still elevate your blood pressure and body temperature, making it important to avoid it at first. If you have any questions about playing golf after receiving a dental crown or the recovery process in general, don’t hesitate to call our office.
Schedule an Appointment at Downtown Dental
For more information on dental crown or to schedule an appointment, don’t hesitate to contact Downtown Dental today. Call 919-897-7646. We look forward to hearing from you! We also have a Brier Creek dentist’s office available for those near the airport.