With that crown, you are not allowed to eat! Wait! I guess I went wrong. With dental crowns and bridges, you are not allowed to eat certain food items. If you are a foodie like me, this for sure brings you bad news. But we cannot compromise with our shining healthy teeth, can we? Good Lord! You have to abide by these instructions.
If you have got dental crowns, you must be aware that these are form-fitting caps placed on your original tooth that has been damaged. These dental caps are used to improve your oral appearance as well as restore functionality. Crowns are prepared in dental laboratories according to the impressions of your adjacent tooth.
Restriction on food:
Now, before coming to the restrictions on food, let me tell you that the temporary dental crowns and bridges for teeth are made of acrylic which is comparatively less strong. You need to limit the amount of that particular side. Until you are fitted with the permanent crown, you must avoid the following foods.
- Candy and desserts that are sticky
- Jelly beans
- Gummy bears
- Taffy or anything that is sticky
- Dried fruits
- Hard nuts
- Carrots or other crunchy veggies
Sticky or crunchy food can take off your temporary crown from your tooth. Also, the additional chewing forces might adversely affect the cap. However, take note of these few other food items that you must be careful about.
Other food items to be avoided:
1. Anything that is cold:
Cold food items like ice creams or iced beverages usually do not cause any harm to your crowns and bridges. But these can cause sensitivity or sometimes pain when your gums push enough to expose tooth roots above crowned tooth.
2. Anything that is hot:
While hot food items like tea, coffee, soups, etc. do not directly affect your permanent or temporary teeth, but you need to avoid these in case you feel any kind of discomfort.
Sometimes patients might experience medium to high sensitivity around their crowned tooth. In that case, you need to immediately consult your oral surgeon. He might do a readjustment or recommend toothpaste that blocks sensitivity.
3. Sugary Items:
Time to eliminate sugary items from your diet chart! It is true that once you get a cap successfully fitted on your tooth, it functions normally without demanding much maintenance. But underlying tooth is still susceptible to damage. Don’t panic; it happens to your natural teeth too. So, you must limit having sugary food items like sugary drinks or candies.
Besides food, you should also make a little change in your eating habits. Try to chew food in the direction opposite to your crowned teeth.
Here’s additional information:
If you are planning to get crowns and bridges for your teeth, you can choose to fly overseas. The cost of dental cap or crown is less in foreign countries like Thailand including the cost of treatment than in Australia. It is the best place to avail any solution to your dental problems. But before that, make sure to hire a trusted medical tourism company. Good Luck!