3 Tips for Extending the Life of Your Dental Crown
If you have recently gotten a new dental crown, you’re probably enjoying the fact that you can again eat comfortably and smile with confidence. It’s a great feeling to know your smile is as healthy as it can be!
A crown is an excellent investment because it can last up to 15 years if you care for them properly. Dr. Kai wants to help you protect your investment, so here are several tips for protecting crowns in Alpharetta:
Conscientious Oral Hygiene
Your restoration can’t get a cavity, but the tooth underneath it can, and you can also develop gum disease if you’re not diligent about your oral hygiene.
Brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing once are essential if you want to avoid cavities or gum disease, both of which can compromise the integrity of your crown.
Avoid Foods That Damage Your Crown
Today, dental crowns are made with exceptionally strong and durable materials. But dentists see patients all the time who bit down hard on a nut or other crunchy food that either dislodged or cracked a crown. Depending on the damage, a crown your dentist may be able to repair it, but why take the chance? Just be conscious of the foods you consume and remember your crown is strong but not indestructible.
Schedule Routine Dental Exams
Most people should schedule preventive exams and dental cleanings twice a year, while some should see their dentist more frequently. Whatever your needs are, be sure to keep up with these appointments. During your exams, your dentist can check the crown to make sure it’s secure and intact, and your hygienist will look for signs of gum disease so we can treat it before it threatens your tooth and your crown.
Please Call Us for An Appointment
Whether you have a crown and want to maintain it or would like to learn more about the crowns we offer at our Alpharetta dental office, please call our office today to arrange an appointment with Dr. Kai,