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Keeping Your Crowns Healthy and Intact
Posted on 3/23/2017 by Dr Wael Garine
Dental crowns are restorations used to strengthen and protect a damaged or weak tooth. They are also used to anchor dental bridges in place or cap a tooth that has undergone a root canal treatment. Crowns are usually made of ceramic, which can be perfectly matched to the color of your natural teeth, and are custom created from molds of your mouth. While strong, crowns are not indestructible, and care should be taken to keep them healthy and intact. How Does a Crown Get Damaged?There are several factors that can cause damage to your dental crown: Diet While a crown can withstand normal biting and chewing forces, it is not invincible. You can eat most of the regular foods you used to eat, but there are a few things you should avoid. Stay away from eating anything exceptionally hard, such as ice. Be careful if you eat popcorn. And avoid foods that are very sticky, like caramels, as they can cause the crown to become dislodged. Treat BruxismBruxism has no one specific cause. It can be the result of stress, poor tooth alignment, excessive drinking, certain medications, or sleep issues. Speak with your dentist to find the cause of your bruxism and treat it. A night guard can also help while you sleep, as it provides a cushion between your upper and lower teeth, preventing the pressure on the crown. Oral HygieneA crown cannot suffer from tooth decay, but it can harbor plaque and bacteria. It is important to continue a normal oral hygiene routine of brushing at least twice a day and flossing daily. You should also be sure to visit your dentist regularly for cleanings and exams. With the right care, keeping your crown healthy and intact will not be a difficult task, and it will last you many years, if not an entire lifetime. However,contact our officeright away if you notice that it has come loose, looks cracked or has fallen out....
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Keeping Your Crowns Healthy and Intact
3/23/2017
Is There Anything Dangerous About Dental Cement?
3/13/2017
Do You Need to Replace Pulled Wisdom Teeth?
2/25/2017
Do You Need an Inlay or Onlay?
2/15/2017
Your Mouth Can Suffer When Your Dentures Don't Fit Right
1/23/2017
Your Dentures Can Make You Look Younger Than Going Without
1/13/2017
Bruxism is Still a Problem Even with Dentures
12/23/2016
Are Veneers the Right Fix for Your Dental Imperfections?
12/13/2016
Why Dentures Make You Look Older
11/23/2016
What Type of Dental Crown is Best for You?
11/13/2016
Are You at Risk for Denture Halitosis?
10/25/2016
4 Reasons You Should Upgrade Your Dentures this Year
10/15/2016
Tooth Loss After a Bridge - What are Your Options?
9/25/2016
Times Where You Need a Root Canal
9/15/2016
Improve Your Smile for Those Summer Moments
8/25/2016
How Do I Clean My Dental Implants?
8/15/2016
What's the Best Way to Beautify My Smile?
7/25/2016
Top Five Causes of Tooth Pain and Sensitivity
7/15/2016
Don't Be Afraid of Your Dentures!
6/27/2016
Do People Still Choose Gold Crowns?
6/17/2016
Dental Inlays May Be a Good Alternative to Fillings
5/27/2016
Is Your Dental Crown Causing an Allergic Reaction?
5/17/2016
Why Are My Dentures Causing Sores in My Mouth?
4/27/2016
What You Need to Know about Denture Stomatitis
4/17/2016
Proper Care Can Extend the Life of Your Composite Bonding
3/27/2016
Why Would an Implant Come Loose?
3/17/2016
Why Did Your Dental Crown Fall Off?
2/27/2016
What to Do if You Have a Loose Dental Bridge
2/17/2016
What Are the Benefits of Inlays and Onlays?
1/27/2016
Can Tissue Conditioning Make Your Dentures More Comfortable?
1/17/2016
Can Antidepressants Lead to Dental Implant Failure?
12/30/2015
Choosing the Right Dental Crown
12/15/2015
Replacing Missing Teeth with Dental Bridges
11/25/2015
6 Great Benefits of Dental Veneers
11/15/2015
What to Know Before You Get Dentures
10/20/2015
Dental Implants are Nothing to Fear
10/10/2015
Exploring the Link Between Oral Health and Strokes
9/25/2015
Even Sugar-Free Drinks Can Damage Your Teeth
9/15/2015
Four Tips for a More Social Smile
8/25/2015
Is Bottled Water Causing Your Cavities?
8/15/2015
How Should You Communicate Your Discomfort to Your Dentist?
7/25/2015
Hospital Emergency Rooms Are Experiencing a Rise in Dental Problem Visits
7/15/2015
How to Keep Your Mouth Healthy during Chemotherapy
6/25/2015
Four Beverages that Are Causing Your Bad Breath
6/14/2015


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