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Keep Dental Crowns in Good Condition

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There are millions of people who will need dental crowns to restore their mouths. Crowns are a great way to restore your smile and keep your mouth functional. Our Highlands Ranch CO dental office is using high-strength dental crowns to offer support and beauty i your smile.

Highland Ranch Smiles uses a special system to deliver crowns in a single visit. Most dental office need two or three visits to place permanent crowns, but our office can completed the entire procedure in just one, 90-minute visit. You can use crowns to restore a tooth with severe damaged, after root canal therapy, to cover cosmetic issues like chips, cracks, or heavy stains. We can quickly restore your smile with crowns that are strong and long-lasting. Give us a call today at 720-644-8186 to schedule your visit.

For the most part, you treat crowns like any other tooth. Today we want to look at a few ways you can improve the lifespan of your dental crowns. Most insurance companies will cover crown replacement after five to seven years, but a crown can last much longer than that. Here’s how to keep your crowns healthy:

Great Brushing & Flossing Routine

Having a great oral health routine prevents tooth decay and also helps you improve the lifespan of your dental crowns. Crowns will not get cavities, but it’s possible to get tooth decay or gum disease around or beneath the crowns. Because of that, it’s extremely important to keep the area around the gum line clean. You don’t want to food, decay, or bacteria to work its way beneath the gum line. So be sure to brush your teeth twice a day for two minutes each time and floss. It’s especially important to floss around those crowns.

Wear Mouthguards During Sleep or Sports

Many people will have at least one dental crown. Some have multiple crowns. Crowns are an investment, and it’s important to protect that investment. You don’t want to break or ruin dental crowns and incur more costs in the dental chair. So, if you’re active in sports, it’s important to protect your teeth and crowns with a mouthguard. Our office is using custom mouthguards to better protect the teeth. You can find mouthguards at any drugstore, but those mouthguards are not custom to your smile. A custom mouthguard will better protect your teeth and will not obstruct the airway.

Many people struggle with grinding or clenching their teeth. These involuntary habits can increase the risk of tooth trauma, chips and cracks, or even gum recession. If you clench or grind your teeth, try wearing a mouthguard while you sleep. The mouthguard will take the pressure off the teeth and the jawbone! So you’ll protect the teeth AND relief problems related to clenching or grinding like headaches or jaw pains.

Maintain Dental Cleanings and Exams

One of the easiest ways to maintain a healthier mouth is keeping your regular cleanings and exams. During these visit, we’ll clean off any plaque or bacteria to reduce the risk of tooth decay or issues with your crowns. Catching these issues early allows us address the problems before their balloon into something more significant.

Give us a call 720-644-8186 to schedule your visits with our office.

 

Getting great dental care in Highlands Ranch doesn’t have to be a challenge – schedule an appointment with us today! We look forward to seeing you soon!

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