Dental crowns and bridges are custom-made to fit each patient’s unique dental needs. They are commonly from various materials, including porcelain, ceramic, metal alloys, or a combination of these materials.
The restorations can help to improve the appearance of your teeth and smile, restore your ability to chew and speak properly and prevent the remaining teeth from shifting out of position.
However, it is crucial to follow dental crown aftercare instructions from our dentist to ensure that your restorations last long and that you have a great experience with them.
Tooth Crown Aftercare
Fitting a dental crown or a bridge at Asure Dental usually takes multiple sessions. Before the dental lab can design your custom restorations, our dentist will provide a temporary crown over the prepared tooth to protect it from further damage or sensitivity.
Temporary Crown Aftercare
It is crucial to take good care of your temporary crown to ensure that the permanent crown can be placed as soon as possible. Here are some tips that might help:
- Avoid sticky and hard foods
- Chew on the opposite side
- Use desensitizing toothpaste
- Avoid flossing directly on the temporary crown
- Permanent Crown Aftercare
Even after getting your permanent crown, you must take good care to ensure its longevity and prevent complications. Here are a few actionable tips that will help:
- Practice good oral hygiene
- Stick to soft, easy-to-chew foods
- Wear a night guard (if necessary)
Visit our dentist if you experience pain or sensitivity or notice the crown is loose or damaged.