How to Take Care of Your Dental Crown
After getting a new dental crown placed, you may be wondering what you need to do to take care of it. Luckily, taking care of your new dental crown is relatively simple! As long as you follow the proper instructions, your new tooth should last as long as you take care of it. Lynn Dental Care specializes in placing crowns and making them a completely natural addition to your mouth. After you get it placed, we’ll be sure to tell you what you need to do to take care of it, but feel free to refer to this blog anytime.
Immediately After Placement
After your new dental crown is placed, you may experience some slight sensitivity. This is normal since you most likely needed a root canal before placing the crown. You may also be more sensitive to cold food or drinks. If after a few days your bite feels off, you may need an adjustment. Simply give us a call, and we’ll get you in to take care of it. It’s extremely important for you to avoid chewing ice. Chewing ice isn’t good for normal teeth and the same goes for crowns.
General Dental Crown Care
The best thing about dental crowns is that they feel and look completely natural. Treat them the same way you do the rest of your teeth. Brushing and flossing are essential to keeping them healthy and clean. Sometimes patients assume that crowns don’t need dental care since they aren’t real teeth. But they’re still surrounded by your gums, which means they can be affected by gum disease. Also, make sure to continue to see your dentist at regular intervals. They can check the health and quality of your dental crown each time you see them. Finally, if you have a problem with jaw clenching and teeth grinding, let your dentist at Lynn Dental Care know. We can set you up with a mouthguard that will prevent this from damaging your teeth and your new dental crown.
Contact Lynn Dental Care
If you’re in need of a dental crown, contact Lynn Dental Care today. Dr. Lynn is an expert in placing crowns properly so you can get back to having a healthy and beautiful smile. Lynn Dental Care is a comprehensive dental clinic, so come to us with your dental needs. Contact us today to set up an appointment or view our website for more information.