Those who are suffering from a decayed, weakened, or fractured tooth can undergo dental crown treatment. Designed to fit over the whole tooth structure, dental crowns provide reinforcement, strength, and protection from sensitivity and further damage.
Patients undergo treatment at our San Antonio, TX practice will need to observe a few guidelines to keep their custom crown looking and feeling great for years to come. Today, our team explores foods and drinks to avoid with dental crowns.
To keep your dental crown in good condition, there are a few foods you will want to avoid. These include:
While it is true that dental ceramic is stain-resistant, your restorations can still become discolored over time. Even more importantly, dark-colored beverages can stain the surrounding natural teeth, making your smile appear uneven and discolored.
Therefore, we recommend consuming these drinks in moderation:
If you cannot make it through your day without a cup of coffee, try sipping through a straw. This can help reduce the risk of dental staining, as it limits the amount of time the liquid is in contact with the teeth.
In many cases, your dentist will place a temporary crown while your final restoration is being fabricated. While wearing your temporary crown, it is even more important to follow the guidelines mentioned in the sections above, as the temporary restoration is not as strong and resilient as your final crown will be.
In addition to avoiding the foods and beverages mentioned above, you will also want to steer clear of:
To learn more about dental crowns, or any of our other restorative procedures, schedule a visit at our practice. Call us at (210) 349-3745 or contact us online.
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