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How to Make Same-Day Crowns Last Longer

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Have you just had your new CEREC crown fitted? Or are you planning to have one fitted?

If so, you may be wondering how to look after your new same-day crown(s).

With proper care, your new crowns can last for many years.

The secret is knowing what steps to take to prevent damage and to help your new crown last longer.

These five tips can help ensure your crowns provide you with beautiful smiles for years to come:

  1. Avoid certain foods
  2. Brush and floss as normal
  3. Avoid bad habits
  4. Use a night guard
  5. Schedule regular checkups

But before diving into more tips for longer-lasting crowns, you should look at our ultimate guide for CEREC same-day crowns.

Now, let’s get started!

What Can I Eat After Getting a Same-day Crown?

You should avoid sticky foods that could cause damage or dislodge your new crown, especially in the first 24 hours. Avoid biting down or creating pressure on your new crown.

Once the adhesive that bonds the crown sets, you can return to your everyday eating habits.

When we say habits, of course, we mean the good ones, not the habits that could cause problems for your teeth!

To help your new crown last longer, you should also avoid foods and habits that cause stains and damage, such as chewy, sticky foods, excessive coffee, wine, and cigarettes.

Brushing and Flossing

You must maintain excellent oral hygiene by brushing twice daily and flossing at least once.

Your teeth, whether natural or your new same-day crown, are vulnerable to disease and decay, especially near the gum line.

Kick Those Bad Habits

Do you bite your nails or chew on pencils, ice, and other hard objects? Grind your teeth when you’re stressed? Use your teeth to open hard-to-budge bottle caps?

Not only can these habits break your crowns, but they also can chip your natural teeth.

Use a Nightguard

A grinding and clenching habit when you’re awake is bad enough, but at least then, you’re aware you’re doing it. The problem is that many people are unaware they grind and clench their teeth while sleeping.

Our team here at Benca Dentistry can tell if you have a grinding habit just by looking at your teeth and gums. We can create a comfortable custom nightguard to cushion your teeth and protect your crown while you sleep.

Visit the Dentist Regularly

Having routine checkups and cleanings every six months is essential for helping the gums and teeth stay healthy.

You can learn more about CEREC Same-day crowns here with Dr. Benca’s guide…Click to download our Same-Day Crowns eBook…. This complete guide covers topics such as:

  • Are same-day crowns the best solution for you?
  • How do they compare to traditional crowns?
  • Are there other considerations to be aware of?

Main Takeaway

Good oral hygiene is essential to help your natural teeth and CEREC same-day crowns last longer. These five simple steps will help you protect your teeth and your new same-day crown.

If you are in Tukwila, WA, or the surrounding communities and have concerns about a damaged or decaying tooth, contact us about the possibility of same-day dental crowns today!

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We serve patients in Tukwila, WA, and welcome new patients in the neighboring communities, including Kent, Seattle, Bellevue, Renton, and New Castle.

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