What are dental crowns?
There are times when teeth need to be extracted. For instance, if your teeth are suffering from massive decay, it has to be extracted and repaired using crowns. Now, this might have got you wondering; what are dental crowns?
Dental crowns, which are also known as caps are used for covering misshapen or decayed teeth. They are very helpful in restoring the tooth size, shape, and proper functioning. Dental crowns have the power to restore the beauty of your decayed or chipped teeth through the process of placing porcelain, a metal shell, or gold over the affected tooth or teeth. However, like your teeth, taking care of your crowns is very essential, if you want it to stay healthy and functional for years to come.
At Walker Periodontics & Implant Dentistry, we just don’t take care of your teeth; we take care of your smile also. Quality oral health is critical to your overall health and your sense of self-confidence. We can help you: call us at (972) 462-9800.
Do you have temporary crowns? Here are helpful tips for taking care of your crowns
If you are visiting us for the first time at Walker Periodontics & Implant Dentistry, the help we render in taking care of your crowns will include an examination of your tooth, creating its impression, and where necessary, placing a temporary crown. A temporary crown is to help in preserving the tooth until placement of a permanent crown is complete.
Typically, the process will take 2 to 3 weeks to complete a turn-around time. This temporary crown needs to be cared for with all due diligence. Here are tips to ensure you are taking care of your crowns.
Permanent Crowns: here is how to ensure you are taking care of your crowns permanently
After we have provided you with a final crown at Walker Periodontics & Implant Dentistry, we strongly advise you follow the same rules mentioned earlier when taking care of your crowns temporarily. This is more important during the first period after the placement. That is, you should avoid eating or chewing hard object, refrain from biting with force, use floss and brush your teeth gently. During the week, make sure you rinse your mouth with warm and salted water. If you feel any form of hypersensitivity after the procedure, get yourself some over-the-counter pain relievers, especially if a tooth below the crown has a nerve, which will cause you to feel sensitivity towards cold or hot for a while.
At Walker Periodontics & Implant Dentistry, we recommend some rules you can follow to ensure you are permanently taking care of your crowns after recovery. Here they are:
How Walker Periodontics & Implant Dentistry (972) 462-9800 helps in taking care of your crowns
Stephen S. Walker, D.D.S., M.S.
Dr. Walker is a Diplomate of the American Academy of Periodontology. He grew up in Dallas and attended Baylor College of Dentistry. While at Baylor, he was a member of the Odontological Honors Society and was selected to receive the Oral Biology Award and Merritt-Parks Award in Periodontics.