What foods do you need to avoid after getting a dental crown?

There are few foods those you must avoid after availing a dental crown treatment. In this article we have explained those foods. Read to learn about those foods.

Dr. Kartik Poonja Created on 25th Feb, 21

Do you have an undersized tooth?

Is it leading you to daily trouble?

If you have a tooth that needs restoration due to its size, shape, or strength, you will likely need a dental crown. It is also called a cap which is a tooth-shaped dental appliance. It fits over your affected tooth. 

 

A great way to improve your tooth's appearance and restore the strength of an impaired tooth is the dental crown. The treatment procedure is not significantly complicated if the best dentist in Vashi performs the procedure. 

 

However, there are a few things you need to consider after the procedure. In this article, we will tell you which foods to avoid after receiving a dental crown.

 

Sensitivity, due to extreme temperature

 

After receiving your crown, you may experience some temperature sensitivity. If you need a crown due to the gums' recession or if your teeth have thin enamel next to the crowned tooth, you may

 

experience temperature sensitivity. If this feeling persists a week or two after your crown has been placed, you should inform and visit us. Hence, we will be able to see if your crown needs a readjustment. In this situation, you may need to use a toothpaste specifically designed to combat sensitive teeth. But it would be best if you used the toothpaste only after our recommendations. 

 

Avoid sticky and hard food while you have a temporary crown

 

When you receive a dental crown, you will first receive a temporary crown. After that, you will receive a permanent crown replacing the previous one, especially to fit your tooth perfectly. Since the temporary crown is only in place for a week or two, it will not fix your tooth. That is why you need to be careful about what you are eating.

 

You should avoid problematic foods. This means everything from raw vegetables like carrots and celery to nuts and hard candies. If you want to eat particular hard food, do not chew it on the side of your mouth where you have the temporary crown. Similarly, you should avoid sticky foods too. You do not want any sticky food, something like gum, fruit snacks, caramel, or toffee to dislocate your temporary crown.

 

Avoid sugar-rich foods and drinks for better oral health.  

 

When you finally get the crown on your permanent tooth, you no longer have to worry about any food pulling your crown from its place. But you should be careful about what you eat and drink. It is essential for your dental health. Although the crown that rests on your natural tooth is artificial and cannot decay, it is still prone to incur gum disease. 

 

Even the neighboring teeth can develop cavities if you do not take proper care. To maintain your oral health, keep avoiding starchy foods and sugary drinks like potato chips, candy, latte, and sports drinks. Enrich your diet with high fibrous fruits and vegetables like apples, strawberries, bananas, carrots, and broccoli. 

 

If you enjoy foods and drinks that are unhealthy for your teeth, do that in moderation. Each time you are eating something rinse your mouth with water properly after eating. Other than this, the remaining food particle will help in bacterial growth. 

 

Brush your teeth for two minutes twice a day. Do proper flossing at least once a day to keep your natural teeth healthy and strong.

 

If you find any difficulties after availing of the dental crown treatment, get in touch with us for the proper solution. We may provide you few clinical procedures to solve your issue. Along with this, we will advise you for a proper dental check-up twice a year. 

 

You need to avoid the problem foods just for few days after your treatment. So, wait for few days and take adequate care of your teeth to stay healthy.