How To Care For Your Implant Crowns

May 23, 2017

You know that when you have implant crowns, which restore your dental implants, they can continue looking lovely for a very long time. However, you also know that as resilient as your crowns may be, there’s a right way to maintain them and there’s a neglectful approach to dental care that can leave them looking damaged and unsightly. Consider some helpful suggestions regarding keeping crowns clean and beautiful, so they last a long, long time.

Keep Your Dental Hygiene Up

When you’re doing your best, you should be practicing the dental hygiene we have always recommended for your oral health. This will keep your natural tissue healthy, as well as keep your implant crowns clean and vibrant. If you’re not sure, here’s a quick rundown:

  • Brush two times daily with a soft-bristle brush
  • Use nonabrasive, fluoridated toothpaste
  • Floss daily

Watch Out For Hard Foods

Hard foods have the ability to crack and chip not only your natural teeth but implant crowns, too. While you don’t need to practice much caution since teeth and artificial teeth are quite durable and resilient, you do need to make wise choices. If it’s going to take a lot of pressure and effort to break food down, don’t bother trying. Eat something else.

Remember To Avoid Pressure-Related Problems

Pressure-related issues, such as bruxism, can place enormous force against your implant crowns. Over time, this can lead to fractures. Unfortunately, it can also cause problems for your dental implants. To avoid damage, make sure you come in for checkups and necessary treatment!

Don’t Forget Your Visits

Keeping your implant crowns and everything else in good shape requires you to see us for twice-annual dental visits, so keep them schedule (and show up)!

Keep Crowns Looking Lovely For Life

Remember that it’s easy to keep your implant crowns looking exceptional, so long as you are dedicated to simple daily and long-term care. To schedule a visit for in Lake Orion, MI, call Lake Orion Family Dentistry today at 248-693-6213.

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