Damaged teeth have no place in your mouth. If you don't get them repaired, they could end up doing your mouth much more harm than they already are. Many people with cracked, chipped or broken teeth get their teeth crowned.
Dental crowns are great for strengthening and protecting teeth. If you don't take care of them, dental crowns will go the way of your regular teeth. So how do you take care of a new dental crown? We have some answers.
What Are Crowns?
Crowns are a protective cap- usually made out of porcelain that is layered over a metal cap. Each crown is different, and they are made for your specific tooth. Crowns are used to cover and protect teeth that are cracked, broken, discolored or damaged in some way. If they are taken care of properly, dental crowns can last for over 30 years.
How do I Take Care of a Dental Crown?
First, you need to practice good oral hygiene. You need to brush and floss your teeth twice a day every day. You also need to have your teeth cleaned and checked twice a year. That way, we can spot any trouble before it begins.
One of the easiest things to do is to avoid eating things that might damage your new crown. You will want to avoid crunching down on nuts or hard candies. You also need to cut up crunchy fruits and vegetables before you eat them. Sticky desserts are also a no-no, because they stick to your dental work and could damage it when you try to remove it. Chewing gum is also a no-no, because it sticks to your crown. Candy and chewing gum can also get underneath the crown and cause damage due to tooth decay.
Do you have questions about your new crown? Why not give us a call today, and let us talk to you about our amazing crowns.