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Around 2.3 million implant-supported dental crowns are made yearly in the US, which means that there are many patients seeing dental practitioners to guard their teeth. While crowns are defending teeth, who is shielding the crowns? Follow this list of tips we’ve collected to maintain your oral crowns for a long time:

– If you feel any substantial heat- or cold-sensitivity more than ten days after your dental crown is installed, get in contact with us immediately.
– Reach out if you notice any discomfort when biting down onto your crown, and we will decide if the crown needs to be adjusted.
– Even with dental crowns, you’ll still need to floss and brush your pearly whites!
– Avoid eating tough foods such as ice since they can rupture or chip your dental crowns.
– Watch closely for wobbly or rancid crowns, which could be a signal of the crown’s cement having rinsed away.
– Bring your crown to us if it falls out of place; do not reinstall it on your own! Trying to reinstall your dental crown could be damaging, and the crown could fall out again and choke you.

Dr. Ronald Fuhrmann makes sure to tightly seat all oral crowns. That said, it’s better to be safe than sorry, so memorize these tips for some peace of mind. If you would like to schedule a checkup or your next check-up with Ronald C. Fuhrmann, DDS, A division of Atlantic Dental Care in Virginia Beach, Virginia, please call 757-716-7943 now.