How To Maintain Dental Crown
ZoneDental.com – Dental crown was introduced a long time ago and the materials and techniques have developed dramatically. A crown is a cap made of certain materials that cover the tooth that is partially damaged or wholly removed providing protection and strength to the tooth for chewing function and cosmetic purpose.
Crowns are used to finish teeth implants and protect our white enamel. People who wear crown want it to look good and last longer. Here are tips how to maintain your crown to function properly and look great.
Although dental crown cannot go into tooth decay, the living tooth beneath it can. Practice good home hygiene to help the longevity of your crown and overall mouth health. Brush at least twice a day or after each meal and use mild toothpaste and toothbrush. Spend more time when brushing to the area where the crown meets the gum line. It will help to avoid gum disease by keeping the margin very clean. Floss mildly once a day before bedtime.
Dental crown are strong and durable as it is well designed and manufactured with high quality materials. However, it can damage or be dislocated. You can make it last longer by not chewing or biting ice or hard objects. If you participate in high impact sports or activities that make your jaws clash together rudely, it is better to wear a mouth guard. Consult your dentist about a night guard to protect your crown when sleeping.
Visit to Dentist
Be sure to take regular check-ups at the dentist at least twice a year especially if your crown feels aching. A crown is less likely to come loose as it is attached carefully. However, if this happens, wash the dental crown with fresh water and wrap it in a tissue and then go to your dentist to have it re-cemented.