What to avoid after obtaining a dental crown

If you have been told by a dental provider that you are in need of a dental crown, you may be worried about the cost and care of such a restoration. Dental restorations are sometimes needed to maintain a smile that functions at its best. A dental crown, or a “cap,” is utilized by a dentist to improve the strength of a natural tooth that may have been compromised by dental decay, a root canal, or damage to the outside structures.

After getting a dental crown, patients are advised to take good care of their restoration to ensure its longevity. With most dental crowns, patients can expect them to last over a decade before requiring replacement. However, if they do not care for their crown, they can risk breaking it or experiencing other dental problems that can be costly and impact one’s oral health and wellness. With this in mind, Dr. Paul Covell of Pasadena, TX will advise patient as to what they should avoid after having their dental crowns placed.

What to avoid after placement of a dental crown:

  • Extreme temperatures such as hot and cold due to tooth sensitivity for one to two weeks after placement
  • Sticky and hard foods while the temporary crown is in place
  • Foods and drinks high in sugar to protect oral health and wellness
  • Improper brushing and flossing which can leave a tooth susceptible to decay and disease
  • Only visiting the dentist when problems arise and not actively visiting the practice every six months as recommended by the American Dental Association
  • Chewing on hard objects like ice or pens which can crack a dental crown and require replacement

Ask our team about caring for your crown

Pasadena, TX area patients who are interested in having a dental crown placed and want to learn more about proper care are encouraged to book a consultation visit with Dr. Paul Covell. His facility, located at 4010 Vista Road, can be reached by calling (713) 943-9832. We are dedicated to providing the best quality care for individuals in and around the community who are seeking an experienced, reliable, and well-respected dentist for their general, cosmetic, and restorative dental needs.


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