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Want to Extend the Life of Your Crown? Here’s How!

October 31, 2018
Posted By: Dr. Ardalan Sanati
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If you recently had a porcelain crown placed, you’re probably already enjoying its benefits. Not only can you smile confidently again, but you can return to eating your favorite foods without experiencing any discomfort.

Getting a new crown can improve your appearance and oral health, so you owe it to yourself to care for it to get the most out of your investment. A well-made porcelain crown can last up to 15 years, but some last even longer with proper care. 

Steps You Can Take to Protect Your Crown

Porcelain is a beautiful, natural-looking material and results in restorations that blend beautifully with your smile. Here are some steps you can take to ensure the longevity of your new restoration:

Avoid Hard, Crunchy, or Sticky Foods

Dental porcelain is strong and durable and made to stand up to daily wear and tear, but it’s not indestructible. Biting down too hard on nuts or a piece of hard candy may chip or crack your crown, and sticky foods like gummy candies or taffy can loosen your crown and eventually cause it to fall off. 

Review Your Oral Hygiene

You can’t expect a restoration to last if you don’t practice good oral hygiene that includes brushing twice a day and flossing once. If you’re not confident about your hygiene skills, your dental hygienist will be more than happy to review them with you to make sure you get the most out of your efforts.

Maintain Routine Dental Visits

You need to keep up with preventive dental exams and cleanings to maintain a healthy smile. But these visits also allow your dentist to check the condition of your crown to make sure it’s secure and in good shape.

Please Call Tysons Dentistry to Learn More

If you would like more information about caring for dental crowns in Vienna, VA, please call our office to arrange a consultation with Dr. Sanati or Dr. Shahram.

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