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After you get a combination dental crown you should maintain a routine of brushing and flossing your teeth after meals, as well as being careful when eating foods that are hard on the teeth. To avoid breaks or chips to your dental crowns stay away from chomping on ice or other hard objects or food, and avoid grinding or clenching your teeth. See your dentist regularly so he can check your combination dental crown for any signs of wear or trouble. When you have a dental crown, it is very important to keep the area around it clean and free of food particles by using floss or the small brush-like tooth sticks to remove plaque that could lead to tooth decay.Helpful? 1 person found this helpful.
Saul Miller, Dentistry, answered
Hopefully, you would be able to care for the crowned tooth in the same manner as your other teeth, assuming you are brushing and flossing well and exercising care in biting hard foods. Also, it may be prudent to avoid very sticky foods and candy.
Of course, regular dental exams and care is important to maintain good oral health including that of crowned teeth.
Thomas Connelly, Dentistry, answered
Since a crown is generally as strong as your original tooth, there's no real 'special" care you need to do. I wouldn't go chewing jawbreakers or ice or anything like that, but I would say that for your regular teeth too.
One thing I will say is you should definitely continue to brush and floss the tooth. Sometimes crowns have larger gaps between the teeth, and allow a place for food to get continually trapped. So yes, maybe flossing a bit more will help there. But other than that, you should be good to go.
Jerry Gordon, Dentistry, answeredDental care should be a little bit more meticulous around a crown then your natural teeth. This includes brushing at least 3 times a day and flossing at least once a day. See your dentist at least twice a year and follow all care instructions your dentist gives you.