Millions of people have enhanced their oral health, improved the look of their smiles, and boosted their quality of life with the help of dental restorations. Some of the most common options available include dentures, crowns, dental implants, porcelain veneers, and bridges.
Whether you are considering dental restorations or already have them, it is important to know what it takes to keep them in great shape. That way, you can enjoy their benefits for a long time.
Do Restored Teeth Require Special Care?
Dental restorations can last for many years if they are looked after properly. Fortunately, caring for restorations is not hard, though it may require making some changes to your dental routine.
You will need to hold yourself accountable for things such as consistent brushing and flossing. Regular visits to our dental practice are also a must. That said, modern dental restorations are very durable. They are not a high-maintenance solution to your dental problems and concerns.
Caring for Dental Restorations At Home
Our dentists will gladly discuss the full at-home maintenance plan that is specific to your types of dental work. In general, these simple steps will go a long way to protect your restorations:
- Brush your teeth at least twice a day
- Floss your teeth once a day
- Use mouthwash if recommended
- Wear a nightguard if recommended
- Ditch habits such as nail-biting and chewing on ice
- Avoid sticky and sugary foods
- Do not smoke or chew tobacco
If you follow these recommendations, it is reasonable to expect your dental restorations to last longer, look better, and feel more comfortable than if you do not care for them as you should.
Follow-Up Dental Visits to Maintain a Healthy Smile
In addition to keeping up with your at-home care, you will need to schedule a follow-up dental appointment at least every six months. These appointments allow our dentists to clean and maintain your restorations as needed to help prevent damage or complications down the road.
Book Your Next Dental Appointment in Aurora
Call 303-751-3321 to schedule your visit to Aspenwood Dental Associates and Colorado Dental Implant Center. We proudly serve Aurora, Denver, Centennial, and nearby Colorado areas.