A Guide to Aftercare: How to Take Care of New Crowns and Bridges
A common misconception of crowns and bridges is that they do not need maintaining, however in order to keep their natural colour and to protect the tooth underneath, it is vital that a good cleaning routine is still applied. Additionally, a fluoride rinse can be used daily to prevent decaying of the underlying tooth.
Advantages of Crowns and Bridges:
- Not time consuming
- Smile with more confidence due to the improved appearance of your teeth.
- Choose what material is best for you, as there are multiple choices available.
- Get used to them in a short period of time.
- Do not require removal for cleaning.
Tips to look after your new Crown or Bridge:
- Brush your teeth thoroughly, twice a day to prevent plaque formation.
- Floss once a day under your false tooth, as well as between your natural teeth.
- Visit your dentist/hygienist regularly for professional cleaning.
- Don’t smoke!
- Avoid chewing hard foods, ice and other hard objects.
- You may need to invest in a mouth guard in order to prevent grinding in your sleep
Don’t forget about your gums!
Crowns and Bridges are still susceptible to tooth decay near the gum line, so you must maintain excellent oral hygiene in order to prevent further harm.
Healthy gums are important for the success of Bridges and Crowns, why not try a toothpaste specifically designed to keep gums nice and healthy.
By applying these guidelines to your lifestyle, you will give your teeth the best chance to stay healthy and looking as good as new!
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