Caring for Your
New Dental Crown
Taking special care of your new crown will help it last as long as possible. Although crowns themselves don’t get cavities, bacteria can settle along the edges and affect your supporting tooth. As such, it’s crucial that you brush and floss around your crown daily. Gentle flossing is perfectly safe and should be a part of your daily home care routine. If flossing is a challenge, a water flosser will do.
If you tend to clench or grind your teeth, it’s best to invest in a mouthguard to prevent unwanted wear or chipping in the ceramic.
What to Expect During Crown Treatment
Getting a crown at The Edward J. Ambis Center for Dental Medicine is similar to other routine treatments. Dr. Ambis will gently numb your tooth to prevent any sensitivity, then prep it so that damaged areas are removed, and a crown can slip over it. We’ll take an impression for the lab to use as a blueprint for your permanent restoration. In the meantime, you’ll wear a temporary crown to minimize any irritation. About two weeks later, your permanent restoration is ready to bond in place. Need a new dental crown? Call The Edward J. Ambis Center for Dental Medicine in Ithaca, NY today for a new patient exam.