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How a Dental Crown Affects Your Life

Patient with Dental Crowns Smiling with Dentist in Wilmington, MA
Before getting your first dental crown, you want answers to your questions.

You’re probably wondering about things like:

-Will this affect what I can eat?
-How do I keep my crown clean?
-How long will my crown last?
-Will anyone know that I have a capped tooth?

 

Diet and Dental Crowns

For the most part, having a crown won’t make a big difference in what you choose to eat. You’ll need to avoid eating or drinking within the first 30 minutes of getting your new restoration. It’s also ideal to avoid chewy or crunchy foods for the first 24 hours to avoid disrupting the dental cement as it sets.

If you’re getting a crown on a front tooth, you’ll need to be careful about biting with those teeth. Burgers, pizza, and sandwiches are okay to chomp into, but you’ll have to use caution with things like corn-on-the-cob.

 

Caring For Your New Crown

Fortunately, dental crowns don’t require much special care outside of how you normally clean your teeth. Crowns should be flossed and brushed daily just like any other tooth. This will help you keep the gums clean and avoid getting a cavity under the margin of your new restoration.

With proper care, a sturdy crown will last you 10-15 years, or even longer. Most crowns these days are made from pure porcelain which give them a realistic look in addition to strength. The beautiful translucence of porcelain will ensure that no one ever guesses that your tooth has a crown.

 

All Porcelain Dental Crowns Near You

The Wilmington Dental Group has years of experience in providing gorgeous and lasting porcelain crowns to people just like you. Contact our team to plan a visit if you think you might be in need of a dental crown or something else.

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