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Around 2.3 million implant-supported oral crowns are shaped yearly in the US, which means that there are a number of patients seeing dental practitioners to defend their chompers. While crowns are defending teeth, who is protecting the crowns? You are! Follow this list of tips we’ve aggregated to maintain your dental crowns for a long time:

– If you feel any substantial heat- or cold-sensitivity more than two weeks after your oral crown is fitted, tell us about it as soon as possible.

– Give us a call if you detect any pain when biting down onto your crown, and we will evaluate if the crown needs to be adjusted.

– Even with dental crowns, you’ll still need to floss your teeth and gums and brush your pearly whites!

– Prevent eating tough foods such as ice because they can rupture or chip your dental crowns.

– Watch closely for loose or stinky crowns, which could be a signal of the crown’s cement having washed away.

– Bring your crown to us if it falls out of place; do not reinstall it on your own! Trying to reinstall your oral crown on your own could be dangerous, and the crown could fall out again and choke you.

Dr. Rick G. Friedrichs makes sure to tightly install all dental crowns. That said, it’s better to be safe than sorry, so commit to memory these tips for some peace of mind. If you would like to pencil in a visit or your next check-up with Rick Friedrichs, DDS and Associates in Tomball, Texas, please call 281-205-4717 now.