How to care for your teeth after restoration
The Ameldental clinic offers its patients such a procedure as dental restoration. It is used to restore the aesthetic appeal of chipped teeth, or to completely create a crown using modern composite materials. The procedure is similar to filling, but requires more skill from the dentist and stricter adherence to the doctor’s recommendations after the procedure is completed.
This article provides answers to the most frequently asked questions related to dental restoration, for example, is it painful to build up teeth, how to maintain hygiene after restoration, and others.
Teeth augmentation procedure – does it hurt
Pain during tooth augmentation depends on the area of the restored area and the depth of penetration into the tooth tissue. Also, there are methods of tooth restoration in which the nerve is removed. The use of modern methods of anesthesia allows you to minimize pain during the procedure, however, pain may appear after the action of the drug comes to an end.
Hygiene for extended teeth
Hygiene after the dental augmentation procedure is also necessary as in everyday life. Oral cleaning activities help maintain healthy teeth and gums, an attractive, natural appearance of teeth. For example, smoking after tooth restoration results in discoloration of the enlarged area. This bad habit is dangerous for the health of the mouth even in the absence of fillings and dentures. Amel dentists recommend quitting smoking.
However, there are some differences:
- Brushing your teeth after restoration is not done with a stiff-bristled brush.
- The use of dental floss is recommended, however, with caution, especially in the area of the extended tooth.
- The toothpaste must be free of abrasive elements that can damage the restored tooth.
- To rinse your mouth, you should only use the mouthwash recommended by your doctor.
It is better to replace dental floss with an irrigator, which performs the same function, but softer. The directed pressure of water does not allow to create a pressure sufficient to break off the extended tooth and simultaneously produces a light massage of the gums.
Nutrition after tooth restoration
In the first few hours after the restoration, the dentist does not recommend eating solid food and in the first days to avoid chewing the restored tooth. Subsequently, the load on the tooth is also not recommended, since the extended tooth does not have the same strength as the natural one.
Also, it is recommended to observe the following rules:
- Do not eat food that could discolor the repaired area. These are products such as coffee, berries and fruits with bright colors, some sauces and seasonings.
- Cut hard vegetables and fruits into small pieces. Biting off pieces should be especially avoided when restoring anterior teeth.
- Refuse to split nuts and seeds with your teeth.
- Do not eat food that is too hot or cold.
Only the dentist who performed the procedure can answer exactly the question of how much one should not eat after the restoration. The term depends on the complexity of the restoration of the operation. For example, when using pins, you will have to refuse food for a day.
In addition, restrictions on food intake are imposed with the use of painkillers until they completely stop acting.
Do I need polishing of an extended tooth
The composite material used in the restoration loses its surface strength over time and becomes rough, therefore, it is recommended to periodically contact the clinic for a polishing procedure.
The cleaning and polishing procedure must be carried out 1-2 times a year, then the appearance and strength of the extended tooth will remain for a long time.
Do I need to replace the restoration
After 3-5 years, the restored tooth loses its original appearance and starts to stand out in comparison with natural teeth. In addition, natural shrinkage of the material occurs, which leads to the appearance of a visible boundary between the enlarged area and the tooth. Therefore, replacement of the restoration is necessary. The replacement procedure is the same as the first recovery, food restrictions and hygiene recommendations remain the same.