Dental Crowns Aftercare

June 2, 2017 - 3 minutes read

Although it seems like dental crowns don’t require a great deal of attention once they are in place, this is not the case. At Eggleston Dental Care in Turlock, CA we provide all patients with the full details about dental crowns aftercare, and also offer them here to be sure you can enjoy the best results after your treatment.

Why Should Dental Crowns Require Care?

As your preferred dentist in Turlock, you may visit our dental crowns specialist because you are in need of restorative dentistry. For example, you may hear you need a crown because of extensive damage to a tooth in an injury or due to decay. You might hear a tooth needs a crown because it has a failed filling and is too weak to be treated with another filling. You might have a crown as part of a root canal, because you had a dental implant or even as part of a cosmetic treatment.

In all instances, you will also have to know proper dental crowns aftercare to enjoy the best results. The good news is that aftercare of crowns is the same as care for natural teeth. You must:

  • Brush
  • Floss
  • Get regular checkups and cleanings

However, dental crowns aftercare also means special care in the hours, days and weeks after the crown is first placed. The day of treatment, your tooth may be tender and you will want to avoid hot and cold drinks and even avoid using the crown. You must pay attention to the feel of it and report to our office if there is pain, a feeling of too much “height” when closing your mouth, or other issues.

Your dental crown is also not impervious to damage, and you should exercise the same caution that you do for natural teeth. Don’t chew on hard things, use the tooth to tear or twist open a hard object, or put it under undue pressures or wear.

Contact Our Dentist to Learn More About Dental Crowns Aftercare

Did these dental crowns aftercare tips answer all your questions? If not, feel free to give us a call at our Turlock, CA office at 209-634-9582. You can also use our online contact form and one of our staff will get back to you promptly.