Just because some restorative dental treatments require special care (like dentures) you may assume that all of them do – but you’d be mistaken. To learn about how easy it is to take care of a dental crown once you get one placed, call Nashua Family Dentistry at 603-546-7460 to book a consultation with our caring and professional team!
No matter the troubles your smile may be going through, we offer great solutions to your specific dental problems at our Nashua, NH dentist office. If one or more of your teeth are damaged, we will help you determine the best restorative dentistry treatment to address your case. We will also listen intently to your concerns and answer any questions you have in an accessible way.
If you are in dental pain, your first priority is probably relieving it. Of course, we’ll do everything we can to vanquish your discomfort, but there are a lot of other benefits to keep in mind when getting a crown to cap your damaged tooth, including:
- Preventing the problem from getting worse, which will save you time and money in the long run
- Improving the appearance of your damaged tooth so you won’t feel self-conscious about it when you are smiling or talking
- Allowing you to chew naturally without having to avoid certain areas of your mouth
To make paying for the dental care you need a little more stress-free, we offer a variety of payment options. We also open a little earlier (at 8:00 a.m. Monday through Friday) than some dentists do so you could potentially get your visits out of the way before you have to go to work or take the little ones to school.
Learn The Care Dos and Don’ts Of Dental Crowns
One very convenient aspect of dental crowns is that they do not require any special treatment – you can take care of them just like your natural chompers! To do your part to help you crown last for years to come, all you need to do is:
- Brush your teeth twice a day with an ADA-approved toothpaste and soft-bristled toothbrush
- Floss between all of your pearly whites at least once each day
- Use an ADA-approved mouthwash or rinse if you choose or are recommended by a professional
- Maintain routine dental cleanings and examinations twice a year
And, just like your natural teeth, you should keep in mind that your crowns are not invincible. To avoid damaging your restorative treatment, do NOT:
- Chew ice
- Open bottles or other packages using your teeth
- Bite down with force on hard candies or other foods that could damage teeth
- Bite your fingernails
- Grind your teeth
If you are unsure of whether or not something would be bad for your crown, just ask one of our team members for a thorough answer!
Part of why crowns are such highly-versatile restorative treatments is because they completely cap a tooth. That means that the portion of a tooth that is normally visible above the gumline will be completely covered by your crown. Here are just some of the uses of this restorative option:
- Capping a tooth that is cracked or otherwise damaged to protect it and prevent the problem from getting worse
- Holding a broken tooth together
- Providing a little extra strength to a tooth following a root canal procedure
- Rebuilding a tooth following a cavity when a tooth filling would be insufficient to address the damage
- Strengthening a tooth that has become weakened from repeated dental treatments
- Restoring the proper, full shape of a tooth that has become worn-down
- Concealing discoloration or stains that teeth whitening would not be able to bleach
If you have a tooth that is beyond repair and needs to be removed, we can also provide a dental implant crown. This will completely replace your whole tooth, filling the gap in your smile and giving you back your strong bite in that area of your mouth.
Regardless of why you visit us for a crown, we will do all we can to make your experience patient-centered. We even have some comfort options for you to choose from and can help relieve your dental anxiety if necessary!
If you’d like to learn more about dental crowns, you should book a consultation with us at Nashua Family Dentistry. You can call us at 603-546-7460, visit our conveniently located Nashua, NH dentist office in person, or use our handy online form to schedule or ask a friendly team member questions before you arrive.