How long is the recovery after getting a dental crown?

After getting a dental crown placed, you can expect that you will go home shortly afterwards and then feel some soreness around your mouth or jaw. This soreness should go away fairly quickly and should not be too severe. If you feel that your pain is either not going away or is getting worse, call your dentist. Since the dental crown placement procedure often requires several steps and at least a couple visits to your dentist, you may not feel fully “recovered” until all the steps are complete. This usually happens within several months. So, you may feel sore for a little while and may have a few months until you are finally done. But when all the steps and recovery are complete, you will have a crown that can last you for many years to come.

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