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Caring for Your Dental Crown Gainesville, GA
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At Gainesville Dental Group, we understand the importance of a radiant smile. A dental crown, often used to restore a tooth’s function and appearance, plays a vital role in many of our patients’ dental health. Since dental crowns are a significant investment in your oral well-being, understanding how to maintain them is crucial. In this guide, we’ll explore the essential tips for caring for your dental crown.

What is a Dental Crown?

A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap placed over a tooth to restore its shape, size, and strength, and improve its appearance. Dental crowns are commonly used to protect a weakened tooth, restore a broken or worn tooth, cover a tooth with a large filling, or make a cosmetic modification.

Tips for Caring for Your Dental Crown

Our dentists are here to help you keep your crown in top condition while you are away from our office, which includes the following:

1. Practice Good Oral Hygiene

Just like natural teeth, crowns need daily care. Brush your teeth twice a day using a soft-bristle toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. Floss daily to remove food particles and plaque from between your teeth and crowns.

2. Avoid Chewing Hard Objects

Chewing hard foods, ice, or other hard objects may damage your crown. If you have a porcelain crown, it’s especially vital to avoid biting down on anything that could cause it to crack.

3. Consider a Night Guard

If you grind your teeth at night, you might want to consider wearing a night guard. Grinding can cause crowns (as well as natural teeth) to wear down, chip, or break.

4. Regular Dental Check-ups

Visiting Gainesville Dental Group regularly ensures that we can monitor the condition of your crown and address any issues early. Regular professional cleanings will also help keep your crown and surrounding teeth healthy.

5. Use Products Designed for Dental Crowns

Some toothpaste and mouthwashes contain abrasive ingredients that may wear down a crown over time. Consult with our dental professionals to recommend the right products for your specific type of crown.

6. Be Mindful of Potential Crown Sensitivity

Newly crowned teeth may be sensitive to temperature. If sensitivity persists, it may be an indication of underlying issues that need professional attention. Don’t hesitate to contact our office if you experience ongoing sensitivity.

When to Contact Us in Gainesville

If your dental crown feels loose, breaks, or if you experience discomfort around the crowned tooth, contact us immediately. Timely intervention can prevent further problems and potential replacement of the crown.

Your dental crown is designed to last for many years, but its lifespan depends on proper care and maintenance. At Gainesville Dental Group, we are committed to helping you achieve and maintain optimal oral health. Our team is always available to answer any questions about your dental crown or any other dental concerns.

If you’re in need of professional dental care or have questions about dental crowns, we invite you to schedule an appointment with us. Trust in our expert team to keep your smile shining brightly for years to come!

Posted on behalf of Gainesville Dental Group

Our Patient Reviews

Bev M.

Very happy with the staff at Gainesville Dental Group. The doctors are caring and experienced. I never am left in the waiting room. The hygienist always ask thorough questions and report to the doctor before the exam, saving me from having to repeat everything. Highly recommend.

Dennis C.

I came to Gainesville Dental Group with a crown that was in bad shape and painful. Dr. Vetter was very knowledgeable about what needed to be done and went to great lengths to ensure the treatment to resolve the problem was in my best interest. He and assistant Sarah Riley were very professional yet personable. They worked together seamlessly in a manner that put me at ease and were very focused on fixing the tooth. Any physical discomfort was minimal and both Dr. Vetter and Sarah were encouraging and positive. A very good experience.

Sarah R.

I come to Gainesville Dental Group for my routine cleanings and absolutely love it! It’s very clean and I love how up to date they are with digital X-rays and photos of the teeth. I had to have a filling and they were able to point out on the screen where my cavity was on the X-ray. It’s much easier getting the work done when you have an understanding of what the doctor is doing! Dr. Vetter did my filling and the whole procedure was pain free! I can’t say enough good things about this group!

Linda H.

Dr. Gannon and Hannah were great. They talked me thru my procedure and made sure I was comfortable and pain free. The office was friendly and pleasant. My hubby and son have used them and liked them. I've found a new dentist! Thank You GDG.

Candace C.

Since I started my orthodontic treatment fifteen months ago, the staff at Gainesville Dental Group have been exceptional. Dr. Vetter is so kind and energetic and Kim puts you at ease while she works miracles! I am thrilled at my results and that they worked within my timeframe. I gladly recommend The Gainesville Dental Group for a personalized experience. Thank you!

Kayla B.

The whole office staff is amazing! Super friendly and helpful. Dr. Gannon has always been very nice and does great work! My husband sees Dr. Vetter and has only good things to say as well. I highly recommend this office!

Lorrie M.

This is by far the best dental group I have been to in a long time. The staff is wonderful and caring. From the front office to the Dentists are a class act. Very kind and explain step by step. High quality work. Don't plan on going anywhere else. My husband has had the same experience. Do yourself a favor and check them out. Tell them Lorrie sent you

Bruce Y.

Great dental visit! Went in for annual cleaning and x-rays. Donna did an awesome job and pointed out a potential issue which she brought up to the doctor who concurred. It was an excellent visit. Thank you to the "team" @ Gainesville Dental Group.

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Contact Us

1026 Thompson Bridge Road
Gainesville GA, 30501

Tel: (770) 297-0401

Opening Hours

Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Our office is open for normal business hours and we are following all ADA/CDC guidelines to ensure staff and patient safety.