Downtown Toronto dental crowns don’t require a lot of maintenance. Remember these get bonded to your existing teeth and they act, feel and look just like the real thing. Here’s a few things you can do to make sure your dental crowns last a long time.
If You Grind Your Teeth
If you grind your teeth you can wear them out. The same goes for a dental crown. Constant gnashing and grinding can lead to the crown fracturing. There are a few things you can do like wearing a mouthguard at night.
If You’ve Got Bad Habits
There are some other bad habits that you should avoid when you’re caring for downtown Toronto dental crowns. Chewing your nails can loosen the crown over time. The same goes for chewing ice or pencils.
If You Don’t Practise Regular Dental Hygiene
If you’re not brushing and flossing your teeth twice a day, you need to start. Use a soft bristled toothbrush and hold it at a 45° angle. Keeping up a good oral hygiene routine heads off tooth decay and gum disease. This keeps infections away from your crown.
If You Don’t Go to the Dentist
If you think getting a dental crown means you don’t need to have regular checkups, think again. Coming in every six months can head off any problems before they become big issues. We recommend a complete dental exam on a routine schedule.
Looking after dental crowns means knowing when to spot an emergency too. If your crown comes out, you’ll need to hang on it and keep it in a safe place. Scheduling an appointment to get it reattached is the first priority. If you can find some temporary dental adhesive, you might be able to slip the crown back into place.
This temporary cement is not as strong as the permanent stuff we use. Try not to chew on anything hard until we’ve made a professional repair. If you’re going to use temporary dental cement, the exposed tooth needs to be cleaned. Use sterile gauze to clean the inside of the crown.
Only use approved dental products. If you try to reattach your crown with superglue or other household products, you can do more harm than good. In fact, a root canal might even be necessary.
Downtown Toronto dental crowns are pretty durable, but we might need to replace one that’s fallen out and been damaged.