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.