It is important for patients to know how to maintain their dental products. With proper maintenance, the dental work can surely last longer, and patients can decrease the risks of causing oral diseases. Here are the instructions to care, clean and store your dental work.

How to maintain fixed dental restoration?

Whether you’re wearing one or several crowns, the following tips can ensure your crowns will give you a beautiful smile for years to come.

1. Avoid chewing hard food

No matter how durable and strong your crowns can be, they can still be damaged, just like natural teeth. Chewing on ice or hard candies can crack or break your crowns, which means you’ll need to replace your crown sooner than normal.

2. Avoid sticky food

Sticky or very chewy foods can also cause problems, either by weakening or loosening the crown or by allowing goo to get stuck between the crown and the gums. If possible, it is best not to eat these foods.

3. Craftsmanship and material for your crowns matter a lot

A dental crown should be properly produced by an experienced dental technician, who can treat margins and bites well. Authentic material should also be an important consideration for the longevity of your crown use. Therefore, a reliable dental lab is one of the key points. Robust dental is often praised for its craftsmanship and great materials. Here is the comparison of our E.max crowns to that from other dental labs.

4. Keeping your teeth healthy by brushing and flossing

Your crown may be “artificial,” but the teeth that support it still require daily oral care to stay healthy and healthy. Even if the crown covers the entire surface of the tooth, you still need to brush the crown carefully to remove the sticky plaque and keep the crown in top condition.

Flossing is also important because bacteria and food particles can still get trapped between the crown and gum or between adjacent teeth. When you have a temporary crown (before your permanent crown is in place), you will be told to be careful not to dislodge the crown when flossing. But your permanent crowns stick to stronger cement, so you can floss your crowns just like you floss other teeth. Also, even if your teeth are covered with crowns, you may still have sensitivity issues when eating hot or cold food (this is normal). If you have sensitive teeth, use toothpaste designed for sensitive teeth.

5. Quite bad habits

Do you bite your nails? Pencils, ice, or other hard objects? Grind your teeth when stressed? Use your teeth as “tools” to open hard-to-remove bottle caps? Stop. Not only do these habits damage your crowns, they can also damage or damage your natural teeth. Also, hard objects can chip, get stuck between the gums, and even damage the gums. If you’ve tried breaking these habits before without success, it’s time to redouble your efforts.

6. Try a mouth guard

It’s one thing to try to control a grinding habit while you’re awake; at least, you know what you’re doing. The problem is, a lot of people grind and grit their teeth while they sleep, which means they may not even realize it. Grinding and clenching your teeth may not seem like a serious problem, but over time they can cause serious damage to your teeth. A normal bite creates 200 pounds of pressure per square inch; as you grind and clench your teeth, this pressure can increase significantly, meaning your risk of cracking your crown increases. Dentists can tell if you have a grinding habit by looking at your teeth and gums. If you prefer, they can also customize a night guard to protect your teeth and protect your crown while you sleep.

7. visit the dentist regularly

Routine checkups and cleanings every six months are important to ensure that the gums around the crown remain healthy, as well as to keep your teeth healthy. In addition, Dr. Saeghi can visit your clinic regularly to check on your crown to make sure it’s still “sitting” and fit so it can last for years.

In modern dentistry, we use state-of-the-art technology and materials to provide our patients with beautiful and durable crowns. To learn more about crowns and how they can help restore your smile, book an appointment online today.

How to maintain removable dental restorations?

  1. Be patient! It takes time to get used to wearing dentures. Make sure that you use your dentures regularly, even if you feel uncomfortable with them at the early stage. A denture would be useless if it was left behind for long, since a person’s oral soft tissue might change over time.
  2. Do not chew on hard surface such as bones and nuts; do not eat sticky food.
  3. Do not fix the denture by yourself. After using the denture for a period of time, oral mucosal tenderness, edema, and dental ulcer might occur. Please take out the denture and put it into a glass of cold water. Wear the denture 2 hours before going to the dentist, so the dentist can find out the problem and modify the denture.
  4. Consult your dentist on how to correctly wear and remove your denture. Do not force wear and remove it, in order to prevent breakage.
  5. Keep your denture clean. Wash (using cold water) or brush your denture, and rinse your mouth after meals. Be careful not to drop your denture during cleaning.
  6. Remove your denture at nights. Clean it and put it into cold water for the night. Do not soak in alcohol or hot water, in order to prevent discoloration, deformation and aging.
  7. Your denture should be repaired as soon as possible, on condition that the base is not deformed, if it is loose or if it breaks.
  8. Visit your dentist twice or at least once a year. Your dentist will make necessary modifications and adjustments to the dentures, so that not only can the denture function well, but also the soft and hard tissue lesions can be avoided.

How to maintain dental retainers?

  1. Consult your dentist on how to correctly wear and remove your retainer. Do not force wear or remove it, in order to prevent breakage. Wash your hands thoroughly before wearing or removing your retainer.
  2. Be patient. It takes about one week to get used to wearing retainers. But if you feel very painful, please visit your doctor immediately.
  3. Remove your retainer during eating, and thoroughly clean your retainer with water before wearing.
  4. Clean your retainer right after you take it out of your mouth (when it is still wet). It is easier to remove stain before it hardens.
  5. Use a soft cloth or brush to clean your retainer (using cold water or warm water) after meals (it is also a good time to brush your teeth). Toothpaste is not recommended, since it is erosive, and may hurt the surface of the retainer. If necessary, clean the deepest groove and ridge on the retainer with a cotton swab.
  6. Do not use any irritating cleaners to help clean your retainer. It might cause you Pharyngitis.
  7. Do not expose your retainer in high temperature.
  8. Do not soak your retainer for too long, since it might damage the metal parts if there is any. If your mouthwash contains alcohol, soaking your retainer in it might damage the plastic.
  9. Put your retainer into box while you are not using it. Keep it away from pets and children.
  10. Visit your dentist twice or at least once a year.

How to maintain mouth guards?

  1. Put you mouth guard in the box. Do not expose it in high temperature.
  2. Thoroughly wash your hands before wearing.
  3. Clean your mouth guard before and after wearing. Brush it with toothpaste is recommended.
  4. Change a new mouth guard regularly. For teenagers, it is better to change it every 3 to 6 months. For adults, it is better to change it in every 6 months.

Please contact our dental expert directly, if these information cannot help you