Have you just received some dental crowns? Perhaps you are about to have a treatment that is finished with a crown? If so, you should know that this is one of the most reliable forms of restorative dentistry. Not only will it save a natural tooth, but you now have a shield all around it that offers ongoing protection, full use of the tooth, and an end to any pain or discomfort you might have experience. Of course, the team here at Henrickson Dental in Maplewood, MN encourages you to learn about dental crowns aftercare to get the very best results.
As your preferred dentist in Maplewood, we will explain every aspect of treatment and also review with you the most appropriate steps for dental crowns aftercare. As your dental crowns specialist will tell you, it can be seen in two stages:
The day that your permanent crown is placed, you will want to refrain from eating hot or cold foods and drinks for a day or two – particularly where using the crown is concerned. This is to allow your tooth a bit of time to adjust and for any irritation to subside. You will need to begin brushing and flossing right away, however, and can do so the evening after a crown is placed. If you feel pain or your bite feels very uncomfortable, you must get in touch immediately.
The second phase of dental crowns aftercare comes in the years that follow. The only real aftercare you should provide is the same care you provide for your teeth and gums. Daily brushing and flossing, regular cleanings and exams and letting us know if there is any discomfort with the crown.
It may be advisable to avoid chewing overly hard or chewy foods, as this can eventually cause stress to the crown. Other than that, just provide good hygiene and your crown will offer decades of comfortable service.
Do you have other questions about caring for crowns? If so, feel free to give us a call at our Maplewood, MN office at 651-777-8900. You can also use our online contact form and one of our staff will get back to you promptly.