How the Dental Crown Procedure Works
The dentist prepares your tooth by shaping it with small dental tools. Impressions of your tooth are taken and sent to the dental lab. The customized crown is sent to the dentist. The crown is cemented onto your natural tooth and fixed into place.
How to Care for Your Dental Crown
Once you’re fitted for a dental crown, there are a few things you can do to get the maximum life out of it. When cared for properly, you can expect your crown to last between 10 and 15 years. One of the most important things you can do is let the casement around your dental crown fully set, which usually takes around 24 hours. During this time, avoid chewing on hard foods. To increase the life of your crown, engage in proper oral hygiene including:
• Brushing your teeth regularly
• Flossing to remove tartar and plaque buildup
• Using mouth rinse at least once a day
Using mouth rinse is an important part of dental hygiene. This substance is designed to remove plaque and tartar buildup from your teeth. The best time to use mouth rinse is at night right before bed.