How to Preserve the Health of Your Dental Crown

How to Preserve the Health of Your Dental Crown

Our dentists at Exceptional Dentistry often recommend dental crowns for our patients who are in need of a restorative option for their smile. They help to change the size, shape, and color of each individual tooth. With proper attention and keeping, dental crowns provided by our dentists can last a lifetime. But how can you properly preserve the health of your dental crown? Read on to find out!

To begin, it is important to avoid chewy, sticky, and hard foods. This may be a hard habit to knock at first, but it will help keep your crown healthy and looking like new. Sticky foods can attach themselves to your dental crown, causing them to begin to pull at it. Hard foods such as ice, hard candies, and popcorn can easily damage your dental crowns.

What are other ways to make your crown last? Below are a few helpful tips to keep in mind that will help to preserve your dental crown and your investment in your smile.

  • Immediately after receiving a dental crown, it is helpful to chew on the opposite side of your mouth that has recently had a dental crown placed. Allow it to fully harden and not place too much pressure on it.
  • Slide versus lifting the floss between your teeth and crown to avoid damage to the crown.
  • Keeping your gums and teeth around your dental crown healthy will ensure a long lasting dental crown. Regular and proper flossing and brushing are essential in this process.
  • Regular visits to our dentists at Exceptional Dentistry will help to keep your smile healthy and beautiful! We recommend at least two dental cleaning and exams a year.

For further questions on dental crown placement or care, contact our dental clinic today!