Tips for helping expand the life of your tooth crown include:
- Excellent oral hygiene
- Regular dental checkups
- Regular teeth cleanings
It’s also important to contact our dentist office right away if your crown becomes loose or damaged. In some cases, your dentist can reset your crown or even repair it. Other times, you’ll need to be fitted with a new restoration.
If you grind and clench your teeth during sleep (bruxism)—or if you suspect you might—it’s crucial to contact our dental office for a consultation. Bruxism can damage your crowns and even lead to tooth loss and fractures.
Finally, you should never rely on your crowns (or your teeth) to twist open caps, open bottles, or in capacities other than eating and smiling.
Contact Your Bellevue, NE Dentist Office
Crowns have many important uses across dentistry—everything from aiding in tooth replacement to concealing flaws and strengthening damaged teeth. For these reasons, it’s important to keep your crowns functioning and healthy. So give us a call today at (402) 291-3535 for more information or to schedule a dental appointment.