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We stand by the impeccable work we perform in our office, and an oral crown from Dr. Chris Freed can be counted on to last for years to come. However, each mouth is unique, and everyone experiences (and eats and chews) different things, so crowns from time to time need to be replaced or repaired. Here are some tips you can follow to keep your crown(s) safe and healthy:

Depending on the type of crown that we’ve installed, your crown could chip. (It doesn’t happen regularly, but it does happen.) Fortunately, this can usually be fixed in our office. A crown with too many chips will need to be replaced. Watch out for ice and hard candy, two foods that cause pearly whites to chip.

Another possibility is the paste underneath a wobbly crown washing away without the crown falling out, leaving a hole for bacteria to eat away at your chompers. If you sense any sort of looseness, odd discoloring or aromas around a tooth with a crown, get in contact with us immediately.

Lastly, crowns can fall out of place. If one of your crowns falls out, do not put it back in yourself. Instead, place the crown somewhere secure and bring it to us as soon as possible so we can work on getting you a new crown.

If you would like an inspection of your oral crowns or a general appointment, please call Canton Dental Clinic in Canton, South Dakota, at 605-987-2721 now.