Our Dental Office Offers The Strongest Crowns
Dental crowns are an excellent way of restoring the look and function of your smile. They can be placed over a tooth that has been weakened as a result of a cavity or from an outside injury. When you see a dentist at Dowden Family Dentistry PC in Fishers for a crown, the damage will be assessed to determine if a crown is the best option for you or if a bridge for teeth would be better. If you do get a crown, a temporary one will be affixed to the tooth first. Your permanent crown will be specially designed so that it will be a perfect fit. Once your crown is in place, it can remain viable for years with proper care. You may even be able to get a same-day porcelain crown to enhance your smile immediately. Dental bridges are another good option for restoring teeth, and our dentist can tell you if you would benefit more from dental bridge repair.
Care Instructions for Permanent Crowns
If you received anesthesia, do not chew until the numbness has subsided.
For the first hour avoid chewing in order for the cement to fully set.
Avoid eating hard or sticky foods
Brush as usual, but floss with care
When flossing, Gently pull floss through instead of pulling up/down to remove.
To protect your crown, avoid chewing hard substances such as ice.
Crowns can be brushed and flossed normally, but a desensitizing toothpaste can be used if teeth are sensitive to cold.
Gum soreness is normal for a few days.
Immediate post visit cold sensitivity is also possible.
This is usually from a normal reaction of the nerve following the procedure. Give it a couple of days and try a sensitivity protection toothpaste (i.e. Sensodyne or Crest for Sensitivity) until it subsides.
If it continues beyond a week (or so) or seems to worsen, please call our office. Discontinue the use of any whitening toothpaste or other whitening products until the sensitivity subsides.
Finally, if your bite seems off or if you cannot bite normally, please call the office to have your bite adjusted. Do not wait for it to wear down on its own. Let us know if you have any other concerns