Dental Crowns Aftercare
As the many satisfied patients of our Philadelphia cosmetic dentistry practice can attest, Dr. Bruce Wilderman crafts dental restorations of the highest standard. He uses only the finest-quality materials to ensure the longevity of his restorations, while customizing them with the eye of an artist so that they blend seamlessly into his patients’ smiles. Patients who are fitted with dental crowns at our practice can expect nothing less than natural-looking, long-lasting results.
The success of any procedure, however, depends on the patient as much as on the doctor. If you are fitted with a dental crown, it is essential that you follow Dr. Wilderman’s aftercare instructions carefully so that you will derive the maximum benefit from the restoration for the longest period of time possible. With proper care, your dental crown can last for years and even decades.
Once you have received your restoration at our office in Philadelphia, dental crowns aftercare will be explained to you in detail. Dr. Wilderman believes in being honest and direct with his patients, and will happily address any questions or concerns you might have.
Caring for Your Dental Crown
One of the most important steps you can take to maintain your dental crown is to schedule regular appointments with Dr. Wilderman. The first of these appointments will occur within days of having your crown placed. Dr. Wilderman will check the crown to see if any minor adjustments are necessary. After that, you should visit our office at least twice a year, or as directed by Dr. Wilderman.
Regular professional cleanings are essential to the health of your teeth and the maintenance of your dental crown. While crowns are highly effective at protecting teeth from further damage, bacteria that take root at the margin where the crown and the tooth meet can lead to decay of the underlying tooth structure. This can be prevented with thorough professional cleanings.
In between office visits, it is important that you follow an excellent oral hygiene regimen. Use a soft toothbrush and toothpaste with a neutral pH value at least twice a day, after meals. Also be sure to floss daily. It is important that you are gentle while flossing as you do not want to dislodge your crown. Complete your daily regimen with a fluoride rinse.
Once your crown has been placed, avoid chewing hard objects such as ice. If you are a smoker, you should consider quitting. Smoking can be highly detrimental to your oral health in general, and can cause damage to your treated tooth specifically.
If you experience pain or discomfort in the tooth covered by a crown, you should contact Dr. Wilderman immediately.
At our office in Philadelphia, dental crowns that are outdated or made of metal can be replaced with dental crowns made of modern materials. Caring for new porcelain crowns will almost certainly be easier than trying to maintain old amalgam crowns.
Contact Dr. Bruce Wilderman Today
To learn more about dental crowns and how to care for them, please contact Philadelphia cosmetic dentist Bruce Wilderman today.