If you have undergone a root canal or if you have other issues with your teeth, then you may have been told that you should get a dental crown. Perhaps you already have the crown in place. This type of restorative dentistry can provide you with a beautiful smile and a natural, healthy looking crown that makes you look better and returns the ability to chew properly. However, you might be wondering if you need to follow special porcelain crowns aftercare.
Because the crowns are not your real teeth, many people feel that they need to treat them differently and more carefully. For the most part though, you will find that you do not need to apply any specialized care to the crown that you would not apply to your natural teeth. You will still brush the crown and you still need to floss your teeth. This helps to keep the crown and the surrounding teeth clean, as well as the gums.
You should not have to adhere to any dietary restrictions because of the crown either. However, it is a good idea to take care if you are chewing foods that are very sticky. There is the potential for this to move the crown out of place, and you would need to have it fixed.
If you were worried about needing to abide by any strict or special porcelain crowns aftercare regimen, do not fret. As you can see, it is very easy to care for the crowns, as you will be treating them just like you would your natural teeth.
If you are going to be getting a crown and have other questions about porcelain crowns aftercare, be sure to get in touch with us soon. You can visit the online contact page, or you can simply call us at Krinsky, DDS at 773-685-9666.