How to clean dental crowns

Dental crowns and how to clean them.

Having damaged their teeth, via sustaining a crack, chip or break many people have crowns fitted to restore their smile. However, in the aftermath of the procedure you still need to keep the crownSimple crown procedure utilizing a porcelain crown fused to non-precious metal and not involving complicated prep. clean to avoid any further breakages or pain.

If you follow your dentist’s instructions properly then you can expect to maintain a strong crown for many years without the need for a replacement.

Thankfully, cleaning dental crowns is a fairly easy job, as they work in accordance with your natural teeth and therefore you can use the same dental maintenance routine.

  • Brush your crown twice a day and we would recommend using an electric tooth brush rather than a manual one. This will provide a more thorough clean and brush for a minimum of two minutes during each session to keep the crown clean.
  • Additionally, you should also be cleaning between your teeth several times a day to remove any food bits that could later lead to issues such as gum disease or growth in plaqueA soft sticky substance that accumulates on teeth composed largely of bacteria and bacterial derivatives..
  • In accordance with keeping up rigorous dental hygiene, you should also be considering how your diet may have impacted your need to get a crown and therefore perhaps make dietary changes such as cutting down on sugary foods that lead to decayThe lay term for carious lesions in a tooth; decomposition of tooth structure. or harder foods which could cause breakages. Importantly, watch out for particularly sticky foods such as toffee, chewy sweets, caramel or chewing gum which might stick to a crown or potentially cause dislodgement.

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle will assist in the longevity of the crown and your teeth as a whole.

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