How to Avoid Problems with Your Dental Crown
If you have chipped, damaged, or decayed teeth, getting dental crowns could be an excellent solution. Dental crowns can last for many years. However, that does not mean that you should neglect them. You will have to take care of your dental crown like you would your real teeth if you want it to stay functional and beautiful for as long as possible.
How should you take care of your dental crown?
Right after your dental crowns are placed, you might feel some sensitivity, especially to food and drinks that are cold or hot. You may also experience a very slight irritation due to the cement. You can use sensitivity toothpaste to help with your sensitive teeth.
Because dental crowns protect the area of your tooth that is visible above the gum line, it is important that you take extra precautions and make sure that the gums and that area between the gums and the crown stays clean and healthy. Remember that even if the crown itself won’t deteriorate, the area close to the gum line where your natural tooth is still visible remains susceptible to decay.
The best way to ensure that your own teeth and your dental crown stay healthy is by committing to brushing and flossing regularly. You should also consider swishing with a fluoride rinse to help strengthen the underlying enamel and steer clear of root decay. This is even more important if you have a history of tooth decay or periodontal disease.
Even if dental crowns are very strong and can generally withstand bite pressure, there is still a small risk of fracturing, just like a real tooth. You can extend the life of your crown by not chewing on ice and extremely hard food that can be damaging.
Of course, one of the best things that you can do for your dental crown is to visit Pickering Square Dental to have your trusted dentist check your dental crown and your overall oral health. We can assess your dental crown and closely inspect if there are any signs of damage to the underlying tooth structure. This will help you avoid any potential problem before they even begin. We can also clean those hard to reach areas that you cannot get at on your own at home to prevent the buildup of bacteria.
Your dental crowns can save your smile. But remember, that by taking care of your crown is key to enjoying their benefits for a really long time.
So, are you ready to have your dental crowns? Call Pickering Square Dental today!
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