How to Care for Your Dental Crowns

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Dental crowns can protect a tooth from further decay when a basic filling is no longer an option for restoring a tooth. Dental crowns look and feel a lot like natural teeth, and they’re relatively easy to take care of.

How to Care for Your Dental Crowns

Here are some of our top recommendations for properly caring for dental crowns:

  • On a daily basis, floss and brush your teeth at least twice. Taking these two actions can prevent gum disease and decay near the crown.
  • When eating hard or sticky foods, be careful about chewing with your crown. We recommend avoiding chewing on hard candies, ice, or other hard objects that could cause the crown to chip or break. You should also avoid using your teeth to bite non-food items or open packages.
  • Be aware of any changes to your crown or the area around it. If you notice that the fit or feel of your crown changes, or if you experience any sensitivity or pain, contact us to look at your crown as soon as possible. There could be an issue with the crown or the underlying tooth.
  • If you have one or several crowns, make sure you schedule regular dental appointments. During your checkups and cleanings, we can examine the crown and the surrounding teeth to ensure everything is still in good condition.

If you want to know more about caring for dental crowns, don’t hesitate to contact us. We’re always happy to help and provide more information!