One common dental emergency is chipped or broken teeth. You may crack, chip, or break your teeth due to an unforeseen accident or injury. You can exercise caution while playing sports or during any other recreational activities, but it is highly unlikely that you will be able to completely protect yourself from getting hurt or damaging your tooth. If you happen to face such a situation, there are dental options to restore your chipped or broken teeth and restore your smile.
Crowns are “caps” or coverings for the entire tooth.
When you go home, after your crown has been placed, you can treat your crown as though it were your natural tooth. Continue to follow good oral hygiene practices. Simply flossing and brushing with toothpaste will help to keep crowns clean and the gums around the crowns healthy, thus preventing gum disease. Your dentist will show you how to correctly floss around your new crown. Antibacterial mouth rinse can also help. Also, you don’t need to worry about adhering to special diet restrictions, but you should be careful about chewing extremely sticky foods, such as caramels, which can accidentally dislodge your crown. Like your natural teeth, remember not to bite down on hard objects or use your teeth to open or cut things.
Get in touch with Expressions Dental to find out how we can restore your teeth with a dental crown.
Here’s the list of materials used for dental crowns:
If you are considering dental crowns for restorative or cosmetic dental purposes, it is best to discuss your options. We, at Expressions Dental will help you choose the dental crown material that best fits your needs.
The material crowns are made of can affect how long the crown lasts. Some dental crowns will be more durable than others, and whether you clench or grind your teeth can play a role in the life of your crown.
Taking care of a dental crown:
How long dental crowns will last depends on many other factors in addition to the material they are made of. Practicing good dental hygiene by brushing and flossing twice a day will increase the life of your crowns. You can also increase crown life by limiting consumption of hard or crunchy foods. If you tend to clench or grind your teeth, your crowns may not last longer. Habitual teeth-grinding is called bruxism, and many people do it while they’re sleeping and don’t even realize it. A dentist can determine if you are a nighttime grinder, and explain how that may affect your crowns.
Dental crown needs to be replaced, if it cracked or broken or in case of excessive wear.
If you have additional questions about dental crowns, or if you would like to schedule an appointment, please contact Expressions Dental.
If you are thinking of veneers as a possible way to make your teeth look better, it is good to first consider all the available options.
Here are some basic choices for the patients looking for brighter smile:
If any of these procedures sounds like something that could help you improve your smile, talk to our general dentists at Expressions Dental about these dental treatments and the risks and benefits.