You need to brush your teeth two times a day, floss one time each day, and make sure you visit your regular dentist every six months like clockwork. However, you also need to pay attention to the crown now and again.
Crowns Are Slightly Different Than Regular Teeth
While a crown is basically a cap, it is slightly different than your standard teeth, or even those with fillings. Crowns can be placed for a number of reasons. If they are to hold a bridge in place, then the teeth under the crown likely did not have a root canal. That means, you still have the nerve inside that tooth. If it begins to hurt, you need to say something to your dentist right away.
If the crown is capping a tooth that had a root canal, the tooth should not have any pain. In this case, you need to pay attention to the teeth that surround the crown. Crowns should hit in the same way that your teeth do, so if you notice that it is sitting up a bit, or hits before the rest of your teeth when you chew, go in and speak with your dentist. This just needs a simple adjustment to correct.
If you notice your crown feels loose, smells, hurts, or just feels off, go in and see your dentist right away. Just because your tooth has a crown, doesn't mean it can't get the same problems every other tooth can.
Please contact our office if you have any questions about your dental crown.