Keeping Dental Crowns As Long As PossibleThe most important thing when it comes to prolonging the life of your dental crown is to make sure you take proper care of your mouth. If you have a crown over a tooth that’s decaying, it is going to put the crown at risk. This means making sure that you brush and floss as recommended, and seeing your dentist every six months, too. Not eating hard or chewy foods is another way to prolong the life of your dental crown. By avoiding sticky foods, you don’t put any excess strain on your crown, which will leave it in place longer. Hard foods can hurt your crown in much the same way as your natural teeth, causing them to crack. This should be avoided at all costs.
The more care you take now to protect your dental crowns, the longer they will remain in your mouth. This means taking less time to have them replaced in the future, and it also means that your teeth beneath the crown are more likely to remain intact for a much longer period of time. To be sure that you are doing everything you can to protect your dental crowns, ask your prosthodontist during your next appointment. If you have any questions, or if you would like to learn more, please call us today at (206) 232-3600.