Tooth Crown Post Op Instructions in Allen
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You just had a new crown put in and now you may be wondering what to expect. If you are wondering about the recovery process for a dental crown in Allen, check out the information below. As always if you have any questions the expert team at All Smiles Dentistry is here to help!
INSTRUCTIONS AFTER YOUR DENTAL CROWN CEMENTATION PROCEDURE IN Allen
Now that you have your new crown, there are a few things you should know. If you were numbed for the crown to be adjusted and cemented, you should pay careful attention to the way it feels when you bite after the numbness wears off. If you feel like the crown touches first when you bite, you need to contact the office for it to be adjusted. The tooth may be cold-sensitive, this is normal. As long as the cold sensitivity is getting better over time and not worse, be patient. This is normal healing for a tooth. If the cold sensitivity gets worse, lasts for several seconds or you notice a sensitivity to heat, notify the office.
Crowns are a wonderful way to add strength to a tooth that has been damaged by tooth decay, trauma, or wear. The materials used today are excellent in aesthetics and strength, however, the stresses that teeth grinding can put on the teeth can also challenge even the best materials. If a night guard has been recommended, this is a good time to have one made if you have not already. A crown is an investment that you will want to protect.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Find the answers below to the most frequently asked questions about dental crown recovery in Allen. Having the answers to these key questions can help you choose the right Allen dentist for you. If you don't see the answer below to a question you have, reach out to All Smiles Dentistry at (972) 747-1996 and our team can help!
If you were numbed to have your new dental crown cemented, wait until all of the numbing has worn off before eating anything that you have to chew. If you were not numbed to have your new dental crown cemented, wait 15 minutes to ensure that the cement has fully set before eating.
Care for a dental crown is much like care of a natural tooth. You should brush thoroughly after meals and floss daily. Pay careful attention to the edge of the crown by the gum line. This edge of the crown where the crown meets the tooth is where plaque can accumulate causing tooth decay to get underneath the crown. It is also important to protect your crown, from the forces of clenching ad grinding. Although zirconia crowns are made to stand up to teeth grinding, the tooth can still flex under these forces and cause the crown to start to leak decay causing bacteria prematurely. The use of a night guard to absorb excess forces caused by clenching and grinding can prolong use the life of your new crown.