At Norco Family Dental, our dentists in Greeley provide quality dental crowns for a variety of cosmetic and restorative treatments. They anchor a dental bridge, top a dental implant, support a weak or damaged tooth, and conceal flaws.
A dental crown is a tooth-shaped helmet placed over a treated tooth. It is always customized in shape and color to match adjacent teeth.
Let’s look at five tips to maintain your dental crown and increase its longevity.
#1 Practice Excellent Oral Hygiene
Gum disease and infections can compromise your teeth and your dental crown. By brushing your teeth at least twice daily and flossing at least once, you lower your risks for these conditions and help maintain the integrity of your dental crown.
#2 Visit Your Dentist in Greeley, CO Regularly
Regular dental exams and teeth cleanings—usually twice per year—lower your risks for preventable conditions that can threaten your teeth and tooth crowns. Your dentist will look at your crown at your dental checkup and make sure it continues to fit appropriately. In addition, your hygienist will clear away the tartar and plaque that put your teeth and dental restorations at risk.
#3 Maintain the Color of Your Dental Crown
Dental crowns, like teeth, can stain over time. Foods, drinks, and habits that can stain your tooth crowns include:
- Dark wines
- Dark sauces
If you do indulge, consider cleaning your teeth immediately after.
#4 Be Careful of Crown Damage
Crowns, like teeth, can become damaged without proper precautions. Avoid chewing on ice or using your crown as a tool—twisting off a bottle cap, for example. And always talk to your dentist if you suspect bruxism (teeth grinding).
#5 Search for Your "Dentist Near Me" if You Notice Changes
If your dental crown appears loose or you notice swelling or discomfort in the area, call our office to arrange a visit. It may be that your crown needs an adjustment.