Dental crowns can be used to correct various tooth flaws and with proper care, they can last for many years. Learn how you can preserve your crowns and enjoy years of having a beautiful smile.
- Dental crowns can’t get cavities. However, the remaining portion of your tooth and your gum is still at risk, so you still need to continue brushing and flossing at least twice daily. By brushing, you’ll prevent plaque from accumulating underneath the crown and causing gum disease.
- Avoid eating hard or sticky foods. Dental crowns are extremely sturdy tooth restorations. However, they can chip when put under immense pressure. These chips can result in an infection that can damage your natural teeth.
- If you grind your teeth (called bruxism), get treatment and wear a mouthguard at night. Also wear a mouthguard when engaging in sporting activities.
Seeing your dentist for regular checkups can also help keep your dental crowns secure for many years. Your dentist can help with bruxism as well.