Crowns are a
good investment to protect your teeth, maintain your smile and restore your
ability to chew with confidence.
cover most of the exposed portion of your tooth and decay does not affect a
crown since it is made of metal and /or porcelain.
However, where the natural tooth meets the crown can become decayed.
Crowns normally last 5-10 years or longer IF you follow the following suggestions and
period: It is ok for the crown to feel a little out of place for
a few days after cementing. This is because the teeth around this area are adjusting
to new forces both in between the teeth and upon biting|
Procedures: To provide optimum longevity for your
restorations and to prevent future decay and supporting-tissue breakdown,
please use the following home care tips:|
---Brush after eating and before bedtime around the
a soft toothbrush, especially where the crown meets the gum line. At
this gum line harmful bacteria can be harbored to
cause decay and gum disease. An electric toothbrush is highly
recommended over manual to help you keep this area clean.
at least once to twice a day. Use the proxy
threader or automatic flosser to remove plaque under and around these areas to
maintain good oral hygiene. If you
do not control the buildup of food debris and plaque your teeth and
gums can become infected.
---Water Pik™ can be used
with an antibacterial, alcohol free
mouthwash like BreathRx™
to keep this area healthy
--- Fluoride rinse is to be used before
bed. Swish the fluoride
rinse vigorously in your mouth for at least one minute.
Do not swallow any of the rinse and do not eat or drink anything
minutes. We recommend Act ™.
---Use fluoride gel as advised by us.
--- Use a proxybrush around the crown area
not chew hard foods on the restorations for 24 hours from the time they were
cemented—to attain optimum strength, the cement must mature for
approximately 24 hours Also avoid eating or chewing on hard objects, hard food,
nails, hard candy or
Avoid sticky treats
like: caramels, taffy, gummy bears, caramels, salt water
taffy, Swedish fish, jelly beans, hard gum and other sticky
if high in sugar brush this area or swish with water
ine scratches can
be polished with
Novus Plastic polish or
toothpaste, toothpaste is slower.
Remember tobacco, coffee, blueberries and tea may stain
Do not worry about mild sensitivity to hot or cold foods. This sensitivity
will disappear gradually over a few weeks. Infrequently, sensitivity last
longer than six weeks.
of crowned teeth may need a root canal procedure after a
crown restoration (stated by Carl
Inadequate return for examination is the most significant reason for crown failure.
Visit us at regular six-month examination periods.
Often problems that are developing around the restorations can be found at
an early stage where they can be corrected easily and will be more
affordable. Waiting for a longer time may require re-doing the entire
Call us immediately if any one of these conditions occurs: If the tooth is
the first tooth to hit when you bite down after a couple of days, contact us
for an adjustment; a feeling of movement or looseness in the restoration;
sensitivity to sweet foods; a peculiar taste from the restoration site;
breakage of a piece of material from the restoration or sensitivity to
We have done our best to provide you with the finest-quality restoration.
However, only your continuing care and concern can assure long-term
good dental health.
Map Bridge-Crown Guide