Congratulations on your new smile!
Protect the investment you have made in your oral health.
You have recently made a significant investment to keep your teeth for a lifetime. Your new restorations can last for many years if you follow certain precautions and recommendations. The restorations are made of porcelain, which is glass, and although it is very hard, it can break under certain conditions. Caring for your gum tissue is also important in order to protect your crowns and bridges.
- Brush at least twice a day with a soft toothbrush and non-abrasive toothpaste.
- Floss daily in between crowns and under bridges.
- Visit our office for routine examinations and cleanings based upon our recommendations.
- Do not use your teeth as tools; for example, to open bottles or to bite thread.
- Do not bite into hard food items with your front teeth; for example, hard bread. Either break the bread into pieces or take bites with your back teeth.
- Do not chew extremely chewy foods; for example, caramels or protein bars.
- Try to control any mouth habits you may have; for example pushing on your teeth with your tongue, or biting on pencils or fingernails.
- Don’t chew ice.
Most of all, enjoy your smile and the confidence it will give you in all areas of your life!