We stand by the impeccable work we do in our office, and a dental crown from Dr. William Forero can be depended on to last for years to come. However, each oral cavity is unique, and everyone experiences (and eats and chews) different things, so crowns sometimes need to be replaced or repaired. Here are a few tips you can follow to keep your crown(s) safe and strong:
Depending on the type of crown that we’ve fitted, your crown could chip. (It doesn’t happen often, but it does happen.) Fortunately, this can typically be repaired in our office. A crown with too many chips will need to be replaced. Watch out for ice and hard candy, two foods that cause teeth to chip and crack.
Another possibility is the glue underneath a wobbly crown washing away without the crown falling out, leaving an opening for acids to eat away at your pearly whites. If you detect any sort of looseness, odd discoloration or scents around a tooth with a crown, let us know right away.
Lastly, crowns can fall out of place. If one of your crowns falls out, do not attempt to put it back in yourself. (Without the glue to hold the crown onto your tooth, it would just fall out again, and that could choke you.) Instead, place the crown somewhere secure and bring it to us as soon as possible so we can work on getting you a new crown.
If you would like an inspection of your oral crowns or a general checkup, please call William Forero DMD, PA in Coral Springs, Florida, at 954-752-4901 now.