What to Expect After Getting a Dental Crown by a Prosthodontist?
Posted on 5/8/2023 by Dr. Castellon
If your dentist has told you that you need a dental crown, you may wonder what to expect after the procedure. A crown is a form of cap placed over a tooth to restore its shape and size or to strengthen a damaged tooth. Crowns will treat teeth that are severely decayed or broken. A prosthodontist is a specialist in dental restoration who will typically perform the procedure to place a dental crown. This article will discuss what you can expect after getting a dental crown from a prosthodontist.
Care for Your Crown
Ensure to brush and floss around your dental crown regularly, just as you would your other teeth. Crowns can become stained over time, so it is essential to keep them clean. Ensure to see your dentist or prosthodontist for regular check-ups and cleanings.
Avoid Hard Foods
Avoid hard or crunchy foods, like ice cubes or nuts, until your dentist tells you it is safe. These types of foods can damage your dental crown. For example, ice cubes can cause your crown to crack. If you eat hard foods, cut them into small pieces and chew slowly using your back teeth. It will help prevent your dental crown from becoming damaged or dislodged.
Watch for Signs of Trouble
Call an expert dentist immediately if you experience pain, sensitivity, or swelling around your dental crown. These could signify a problem with the crown. Your dentist can determine if the crown needs to be adjusted or replaced. Call a dentist immediately if you notice that your crown is no longer fitting snugly.
Drink More Water
It will keep the mouth clean and free of debris. Avoid hot beverages and alcohol for at least 24 hours after the procedure.
Call us to schedule an appointment for a consultation. One of our expert prosthodontists will evaluate your smile and determine if you are a candidate for dental crowns.
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