How Not to Care for Dental Crowns

Posted on 3/15/2020 by Keith Boenning, DDS
How Not to Care for Dental CrownsDental crowns can make your life more enjoyable in several ways, including chewing your food normally again and bringing back your natural smile. There is no reason to have confidence issues about the condition of your teeth, when this dental procedure can restore your self-esteem and peace of mind about your oral care.

However, crowns are like natural teeth in that they can become chipped, stained, or damaged in other ways. Not the least expensive of dental procedures, getting a crown can still be a wise investment in your oral health that can last for a very long time-as long as you know how not to care for your crown.

Dental Crown Don'ts

Don't lose the good habits. You want your crown to last for up to 15 years, but the longevity of your dental crown depends on your oral care habits. Brush and floss twice a day, for 2 minutes each time, and rinse your mouth especially well in the crowned tooth area.

What If I Damage My Crown?

Remember that your crown is susceptible to physical damage, just like your natural teeth. Many times, the crown can be restored, however. Be especially aware of chipping if your crown is porcelain-based, and in the case of severe chipping, the entire crown may need to be replaced. Living with damaged teeth can be frustrating, and sometimes getting a dental crown is the perfect restoration solution.

For more information about dental crowns, contact our office with any questions or concerns.
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