Get A New Dental Crown Fast Before Summer Begins! [BLOG]
Dr. Hanson and our team want your summer to be free of dental pain, discomfort, and damage. That’s why we want to encourage you to visit our Salem, OR dental office before you get too busy having fun in the sun.
We’ll make sure your old dental crown is replaced with a new, strong, beautiful dental crown in only one visit.
That’s because the technology at Oregon Smile Care Center makes your dental care faster, more precise, and more convenient than ever.
Let’s take a look at how we can help you recognize signs of aging in your old restorations and how to make your new dental crown from Dr. Hanson last!
Dental Crowns: How Old Is Too Old?
You can normally expect your dental crown to last many years, somewhere between 10-15 years in most cases.
It really depends on how well you take care of them, although everyone faces the possibility of accidents and injuries that can damage dental crowns prematurely.
Replacing your old crown is easy at Oregon Smile Care Center!
Our CEREC technology means you can sit comfortably in the chair while we design your new customized dental crown and send it over to our milling machine for fabrication.
In just one convenient appointment, your permanent dental crown is placed, and that’s all there is to it!
Common Problems With Old Dental Crowns
Every person is different, but normally, there are common problems with dental crowns that let you know it’s probably time for a new one.
*Problem: Your Dental Crown Is Discolored*
An injury, infection, or dark foods and drinks can have similar effects on your old dental crown that they do on your natural teeth.
That’s why discoloration is a sign that perhaps it’s time to replace your crown with a new one.
Our same-day dental crowns will blend in naturally with your smile and help you maintain its youthful glow.
*Problem: Your Dental Crown Is Loose*
If you notice that one of your old dental crowns feels loose, you should visit our Salem, OR dental office right away.
That’s because a loose crown can fall out at the worst possible time, in which case, you’ll have a dental emergency on your hands.
*Problem: A Cavity Is Forming Underneath*
Because we’re professionals, we’re able to use the strongest of dental adhesives to keep your restorations in place.
Over the years, however, your teeth may shift, your gums may recede, and eventually there could be tiny spaces underneath your restorations where cavities can form.
Unless it’s replaced, your old crown can hide developing problems that can threaten your oral health.
Getting The Most Out Of Your New Dental Crown
Make your new dental crown last as long as possible by taking good care of your teeth and gums.
Here are three strategies for getting the most out of your new restoration.
*Keep Up With Daily Oral Hygiene*
Brush your teeth for two minutes twice a day and floss between teeth at least once a day. This is the best way to clean food particles from your mouth and starve the bad bacteria that’s waiting to eat it!
*Be Kind To Your Teeth*
Don’t use your teeth as tools. Reach for the scissors when you need to open a package, and save your teeth and dental crowns for tearing and chewing your food!
*Visit Dr. Hanson Routinely*
When you’re committed to twice annual dental exams with Dr. Hanson, you’re able to get the intervention you need at the earliest signs of trouble with your restorations.
Make An Appointment
You’re doing yourself a favor by replacing your old restoration with one of our our same-day dental crowns. In fact, you’re doing yourself several favors.
You not only reduce your risk for a dental emergency, but you’re also helping to protect your oral and overall health from potential problems and keeping your smile beautiful.