At Sorgen Dentistry, we’re proud to help patients throughout the greater Oklahoma City, OK area achieve beautiful, healthy smiles through world-class general and cosmetic dental treatment. One of the most popular treatments we offer is dental crowns: lifelike “caps” made from composite materials placed on top of existing teeth to restore a tooth after having a cavity drilled or other forms of damage. Placing a dental crown is a routine procedure, but after having a crown placed, there are a few changes you’ll need to make in your lifestyle as the crown heals – and one of the most important is diet.
Dental crowns are effective, long-lasting, and sturdy options for repairing a tooth, but for the first few weeks after placement, the crown is vulnerable. Until the crown fully bonds to the tooth, you’ll need to avoid any foods that are hard, sticky, or sugary, including:
While this list is by no means exhaustive, this is a great place to start when identifying foods you should avoid after getting a dental crown. In general, you’ll need to use common sense when deciding what’s safe to eat, and avoid anything that’s hard, sticky, or chock full of sugar. If you have more questions about what foods to avoid or other aspects of the recovery process after crowns, we’d be happy to answer them. Give us a call today at 405.946.5198. We look forward to hearing from you!