By Richard G Mark DDS
February 13, 2015
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: crowns  

When you've got unattractive teeth riddled with cavities or other kinds of dental decay, it can wreck the confidence you have in your smile. After all, achieving perfectly white teeth does wonders for your smile because it serves as a testament to others what good dental health is supposed to look like!

At Richard G. Mark, DDS, you'll find the right dental solution for your needs, no matter how damaged your teeth are already. One of Dental Crownsthe leading ways teeth get restored with Dr. Mark and his crew of trusted dental technicians is through dental crowns, which are synthetic caps placed on top of your teeth, typically after a restorative procedure like a dental implant has been placed.

While dental crowns are usually the permanent solution patients seek when their teeth have been ravaged by decay and require implant replacements, they do require your continued effort to keep them in tip-top shape so that they can stay king in your mouth! Otherwise, they are at risk for coming loose or dislodged from your teeth.

Check out a few tips for if you start to notice a loosening of your dental crowns:

  • Wear a nightguard. Often times, people have a bad habit of biting or grinding their teeth absent-mindedly while they sleep. This can certainly help dislodge dental crowns, so wearing a protective nightguard while you sleep can help keep them from being chewed on and dislodged because of your bedtime oral habits.
  • Floss and brush every day. This is a huge preventive measure if you don't want loosened dental crowns. Attending your routine professional cleanings is imperative to that goal, too.
  • Don't eat hard foods. Munching on sugary hard snacks, like candy, is like dental crown suicide: both the sugar and the hardness of the treat can wreck the overall integrity of your crowns. Do your best to steer clear of hard foods, particularly shortly after your crowns have been placed.

For more information on dental crowns and how you can help maintain their long-term strength in your mouth, give Dr. Mark or one of his trusted dental assistants a call today at (816) 461-3660 for the answers you need to re-discover your smile right here in Independence, MO!