Ways of Protecting Your Dental Crowns from Wear and Tear
Posted on 9/30/2019 by Dr. Jon Packman
Coming to our office and receiving a crown is a successful way to care for a severely damaged or a decayed tooth. Sometimes called you'll hear it called a cap; they help hold together parts of a broken tooth, keep a bridge in place, and improve your overall presentation.
We file down the decayed parts of the tooth and implement a cap around the remaining tooth to position it up with your other teeth. Crowns are an outstanding option to cover decayed and stained teeth. We can ease you of pain and discomfort while lifting your self- confidence by correcting your smile. In this brief piece, we will cover how to preserve your crowned teeth.
Set Up a Good Oral Hygiene Routine
These may sound like a given habit but brushing twice a day is a routine that should take place regardless of your teeth's condition. Use a fluoride toothpaste, ask us and can even prescribe a high-fluoride gel and arrange regular cleanings twice a year. Be careful while you floss that you don't pop the top of the crown off by flossing too aggressively.
Chewing on Hard Objects
Avoid any sticky treats that could pull the crown of like caramel corn, taffy, or chewy sugary treats. Others to avoid are hard candies, ice, peanut brittle, and others should not be eaten. Avoid these, in particular, to protect the crown, but also because they are dangerous for your regular teeth as well.
Make Sure Your Bite Stays Well-Aligned in the Future
Our office will consistently try to form and prepare a crown to align perfectly with the other teeth, this provides a uniform, satisfying bite. Rarely, we can have minor trouble and the alignment may not be perfect the first time, or over a few years, your bite changes. You'll need to contact us so it can be fixed immediately, the nearby teeth may hit crown at an angle causing stress and an eventual fracture or break.
At our dental office, we are committed to providing personalized care to you as a patient. We take pride in providing beautiful dental crowns to improve, whiten, and correct the appearance of your teeth and smile. For any questions, comments, or to schedule an appointment. Call us today.