Dental crown have the power to restore the beauty and function to damaged, decayed or chipped teeth by placing a porcelain, gold or metal shell over the tooth. The longevity of your crown will depend on the type of crown you receive.
Porcelain crown are one of the most common type of crown, because they are manufactured to match the exact color of your natural teeth. Not to mention, porcelain crowns can last for years. However like your real teeth, you will need to take care of your dental crown, If you want it to stay healthy and functional for years to come.
HOW TO HELP THE RECOVERY OF A DENTAL CROWN?
Since dental crown are used for restoring damaged teeth, there are some measure you can take to help recover from your dental crown treatment while also keeping decay and Infection in the underlying tooth at bay.
To fit your tooth for a permanent crown, we will need to prepare your tooth by filling down some of the outside layer in order for your new crown to fit comfortably then, we will place a temporary crown over your tooth, until the permanent crown can be placed. It is important that you avoid chewing foods until the numbness has worn off, while also making sure you done bite your tongue or cheeks.
If something happens in which your temporary crown becomes dislodged, it is important that you see as soon as possible. Oftentimes, going without a temporary crown can cause the tooth to shift, which can hinder the placement of the permanent crown.
During the period in which you have a temporary crown, you should brush as usual while using extra care while flossing as not remove the crown. You might experience some sensitivity to cold foods as well as gum irritation for a few days after your treatment. Rinsing with warm salt water will help soothe any of irritation. Once your permanent crown is placed you will still need to keep your eye out for a few conditions to make sure your crown remains in good health.
LONG TERM CARE FOR YOUR PERMANENT CROWN?
After the initial placement of your permanent crown you might feel some sensitivity to cold food drink and slight irritate on from the cement.
You can avoid the sensitivity by using a sensitivity toothpaste like pro-enamel or crest for sensitive teeth.
Dental crown strength the area of the tooth visible above the gum-line you will sure that the gum and area between the crown stay healthy by following proper dental care. The area near the gum line where the natural tooth is visible are still susceptible to tooth decay.
To ensure your tooth and crown stay healthy you will need to continue to brush and floss regularly. It is also a good idea to use a fluoride rinse and fluoride paste to strengthen the underlying enamel and prevent root decay.
Thus is especially important for patients with a history of periodontal disease and dental decay!