With your new crown, you will be able to enjoy the benefits of a functioning tooth. Your crown will protect your tooth, and will allow you to eat and go about your day without fear of pain, or damage to your tooth. It will also conceal any cosmetic problems with your tooth. If you properly care for your crown it should last you a lifetime. But once your crown is in, what do you need to do to keep it in good shape?
The best thing you can do to ensure that your crown lasts, is to keep up with your oral hygiene regimen. As strong as your crown is, it needs to be supported by your gums and your jawbone. Gum disease can lead to the loss of your gums and your jawbone, and lead to a lost crown. To keep your gums healthy, you should brush at least twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste and floss before bed. You should also continue to see your dentist for your regular checkups and cleanings. Talk to your dentist about which toothpaste would work best for you.
You shouldn’t feel any pain after your procedure, but if there is pain or sensitivity when you bite down, but if you do, your crown may be sitting too high on your tooth, which can be corrected by your dentist. If it seems loose, you run the risk of food particles and bacteria getting under your crown, which can lead to infection and decay. Again, contact your dentist as soon as possible. If your crown falls out, you can put it back in place with dental cement. Even if you don’t feel any pain, you need to still need to see your dentist.
If you have a problem with your crown, or are make an appointment today to see our dentist Dr. Lisa Halliday at Lisa Halliday, DMD & Tom Halliday, DDS in Sonoma, California at 707-996-6704. We look forward to seeing you soon!