Dental Crowns - Benefits and Risks

Dental Crowns - Benefits and Risks

Ceramic dental crowns is a very effective treatment used to restore and provide protection to a damaged tooth. Like every treatment it carries risks that should be considered to make the best tailored treatment decision for your teeth. This article will cover the main advantages and disadvantages of dental crowns written by Dr Sarmad Abuqlam DDS (Melb) BBiomed (Monash).

Dry Mouth

Have you ever noticed that you suffer from dry mouth? Saliva is the mouth's natural defence mechanism which helps us to stay health. Many medications or medical conditions can increase the chance of developing dry mouth. There are many ways to help keep your mouth moist:

  • Increase your fluid intake. 
  • Decrease caffeinated drinks (Tea an Coffee). 
  • Chew sugar-free gum. (Now this is an interesting one, many people don't know that it helps promote saliva and helps clearing food and plaque from teeth after meals)

Dry mouth can sometimes increase the rate of developing teeth cavities so a regular 6 monthly check up with the dentist is essential. Book now