How to Care for Your New Dental Crown

Did you know that at Carmel Mountain Dental Care you can get a dental crown in just one day? That's because we are doing everything in-house, and using state-of-the-art technology. As such, you don't have to wait for another lab to design and manufacture the crown or live with a temporary one until yours is ready. 

If you are about to get a new dental crown at Carmel Mountain Dental Care or any other dental office, you may be curious to learn about the best tips to care for your crown. 

Here's what you need to know. 

How to Care for Your Dental Crown and Prolong Its Life

Taking care of a new dental crown isn't any different than taking care of your natural teeth. 

  • Brush and Floss Regularly 

A dental crown is a small cap placed over your tooth to restore its appearance and function. Although the crown is made from a synthetic material, such as zirconia or porcelain, the remaining tooth underneath requires the same care. 

Brushing and flossing regularly will not only help you protect your natural tooth from decay but also keep the crown clean and intact for as long as possible. By removing plaque and food residues every morning and night, you will prevent the crown from staining. You will also remove food that can get trapped under the crown, or between the crown and the neighboring teeth, and turn into decay which will affect the integrity of the crown. 

  • Avoid Chewy and Hard Foods

Dental crowns are usually made from sturdy materials, but that doesn't mean that they are unbreakable. Hard foods, such as ice chips or hard candies can damage them just like with your natural teeth. Eating crunchy foods like potato chips regularly can also wear your crown down and increase the risk of cracks or chips. 

Sticky or chewy food can also be problematic as it can get trapped under your crown and dislodge it. That's why it's best to be avoided. 

  • Address Your Bad Habits 

Do you tend to clench or grind your teeth when you are sleeping? Do you bite your nails when you are stressed? All these habits can affect your crowns and cause them to chip. The same is true for your natural teeth too. 

While you can become more mindful of some of your bad habits and you can start avoiding them, you will probably need a mouthguard if you grind your teeth in your sleep. 

Restore Your Smile with a Dental Crown from Carmel Mountain Dental Care

Our Rancho Peñasquitos dentists know that time is of the essence. That is why at Carmel Mountain Dental Care, you can get dental crowns in just one day. Not only that, but you will get exceptional dental care in a superb yet welcoming environment. 

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