Are you one of the patients in Toms River, New Jersey, to have benefited from porcelain crowns? Congratulations on taking action to preserve your teeth and oral health. Porcelain caps repair your damaged teeth to restore their function and appearance. However, the journey isn’t over yet. Properdental crown maintenance is essential to ensure your treatment is successful for durable results.
Dental crowns are known for their durability. With proper care, these restorations can last over 15 years. Unfortunately, neglecting your dental crown can lead to damage or premature replacement. Follow the maintenance tips below to ensure your dental crowns last longer and keep looking their best.
Diligent brushing and flossing: Like natural teeth, brush your crowned teeth at least twice daily using non-abrasive toothpaste and a soft-bristled toothbrush. Gently but firmly brush every surface of your teeth, and pay attention around the base of the crown. Furthermore, floss your teeth at least once daily, preferably before bedtime. Vigilant oral hygiene prevents gum disease and cavities that can compromise your crown’s longevity
Wear a custom mouthguard: Do you constantly grind your teeth at night? You should consider a night guard to protect your crowns and entire smile from bruxism-induced damage. Similarly, consider an athletic mouthguard to protect your smile if you participate in contact sports. Falls, blows, knocks, and other sports injuries can damage or dislodge your crown
Regular dental check-ups: Remember to see your dentist every six months for oral exams and cleanings. During your check-up, we’ll inspect your crown and rectify minor issues before they become pronounced. We also professionally clean your teeth to remove plaque and tartar that may threaten the integrity of the teeth and gums supporting your crown
Be careful with your teeth: Never use your teeth to bite on hard substances (like candy or fingernails) or open packages. These bad oral habits can cause chips or damage to your crown