Want to Help Your Crowns Last Longer? Follow These 3 Steps
You've invested in a porcelain crown to repair your tooth, and it looks beautiful! You haven't stopped smiling, and you're also chewing again with ease.
Now you need to know how to protect your investment and promote longevity for your smile. Here are some helpful tips to remember for taking care of dental crowns in Chesterfield, MO.
Excellent Home Care
Your dentist reminds you to brush and floss all the time; however, a consistent home care routine becomes even more critical when you have dental restorations such as a crown or dental implant. This is because brushing and flossing remove the bacteria and plaque that cause issues such as gum disease and tooth decay, which cause infection. The number one enemy of your dental restorations is an infection, which could result in tooth loss.
Don't Bite into Hard Foods
When you bite into hard foods such as carrots, apples, or even hard bread, it can cause your crown to fracture or break. Try cutting foods like apples and carrots into bite-size pieces that are easier to manage and won't damage your teeth.
Visit Your Dentist Every Six Months
Consistent visits to your dentist are also critical not only for your oral health but also the health of your restorations. Your dentist will examine your crowns and take x-rays once a year to make sure your teeth and roots are healthy. Your dentist can also detect issues early on so you can take proper measures to have any treatment needed to protect your restorations.
Contact Chesterfield Valley Dental
Do you have more questions about your oral health? Dr. Robert Rahm and his team at Chesterfield Valley Dental are happy to answer any questions you may have about your oral health or your restorations. Give us a call anytime!