While we believe that the key to a healthy smile is preventive care, the reality is that most people need to have a cavity filled, a crown placed, or some other form of tooth restoration preformed at some point in their life.
Restorations are the various ways your dentist can replace or restore your missing teeth and/or tooth structures. They also may involve the removal of decayed portions of teeth to prevent further damage.
Types Of Restorations
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What To Expect After the Procedure?
Following a dental restoration, your dentist might recommend that you change your eating and drinking habits for the next 48 hours.
After any procedure you must continue brushing and flossing your teeth every day. Your dentist may ask you to only floss in one direction and pull the floss through so that you don’t dislodge a temporary restoration.
What is a Dental Crown?
A dental crown is a tooth-shaped “cap” that is placed over a tooth — covering the tooth to restore its shape and size, strength, and/or to improve its appearance.
The crowns, when cemented into place, fully encase the entire visible portion of a tooth that lies at and above the gum line.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. Brush your teeth with a fluoride toothpaste at least twice a day.
2. Floss your teeth once a day.
3. Use a mouthwash recommended by your prosthodontist.
4. Wear a night guard (if recommended by your prosthodontist) to protect your restorations.
5. Don't smoke or chew tobacco.
6. Avoid eating a high-sugar diet.
With these recommendations, your restored teeth are more likely to last longer, feel good, and look great.