Lake Myrtle Dental

After Crown & Bridge Care

Caring for Your Crowns and Bridges

Once you have invested in a crown or bridge, it’s essential to take proper care of them to ensure their longevity and maintain your oral health. At Lake Myrtle Dental, we provide comprehensive guidance for caring for crowns and bridges. Here are some tips:

  1. Maintain Good Oral Hygiene: Brush your teeth at least twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste and floss daily to remove plaque and food particles from around the crown or bridge. Proper oral hygiene helps prevent tooth decay and gum disease, which can affect the longevity of your restoration.
  2. Use a Soft-Bristled Toothbrush: Choose a soft-bristled toothbrush to clean your teeth and restoration gently. Avoid using a hard-bristled toothbrush or abrasive toothpaste, as they can scratch the surface of the crown or bridge and cause damage.
  3. Be Gentle When Eating: Avoid biting down on hard objects, such as ice, hard candies, or pen caps, as this can damage your crown or bridge. Be mindful of your eating habits and try to avoid foods that may put excessive pressure on your restoration.
  4. Schedule Regular Dental Check-Ups: Visit our office for regular dental check-ups and professional cleanings to monitor the condition of your crown or bridge and ensure that it remains in good shape. Your dentist will check for any signs of wear, damage, or decay and address any issues promptly.
  5. Protect Against Teeth Grinding: If you grind your teeth at night (bruxism), consider wearing a night guard to protect your crowns or bridges from excessive wear and damage. Talk to your dentist about custom-made night guards for optimal protection.
  6. Avoid Sticky Foods: Steer clear of sticky or chewy foods that can pull on your restoration and loosen it over time. Examples include caramel, taffy, and chewing gum.
  7. Quit Smoking: If you smoke, consider quitting, as smoking can stain your crowns or bridges and increase the risk of complications, such as gum disease and implant failure.

By following these tips and maintaining good oral hygiene practices, you can help ensure the longevity and durability of your crown or bridge investment. If you have any concerns or questions about caring for your restoration, don’t hesitate to contact our office for personalized guidance and assistance.

After Crown & Bridge Care at Lake Myrtle Dental

At Lake Myrtle Dental, we are committed to delivering the highest standard of dental care across all our services. Our skilled team combines state-of-the-art technology with proven techniques to offer personalized and effective treatments designed to meet your unique needs. Whether it’s a routine check-up or a specialized procedure, trust us to ensure a comfortable experience and lasting results. Your oral health and satisfaction are our top priorities, and we’re here to support you in maintaining a healthy, beautiful smile for years to come.