How to make a dental crown last longer.
Good oral hygiene: Proper oral hygiene, including brushing twice a day, flossing daily, and using an antibacterial mouthwash, can help prevent decay and gum disease, which can weaken the tooth and cause the crown to fail.
Regular dental check-ups: Regular dental check-ups are important for identifying and addressing any potential issues with the crown, such as decay or damage to the underlying tooth structure.
Avoiding hard or sticky foods: Hard or sticky foods can put extra stress on the crown and cause it to crack or become dislodged. Patients should avoid chewing on hard objects like ice or pens, and avoid sticky candies or foods that can pull on the crown.
Wearing a mouthguard: Patients who grind or clench their teeth may be at higher risk of damaging their crown. Wearing a custom-fitted mouthguard can help protect the crown and prevent damage from teeth grinding or clenching.
Choosing the right material: Different materials may be more or less suitable for different patients depending on factors such as the location of the crown, the strength of the underlying tooth, and the patient's individual needs and preferences. Your dentist can help you choose the right material for your crown.
Proper placement and fit: Ensuring that the crown is properly placed and fits snugly on the tooth can help prevent bacteria from getting underneath the crown and causing decay or other issues.
Overall, taking good care of your oral health and following your dentist's recommendations for care and maintenance can help ensure that your dental crown lasts as long as possible.