Dr Gwendolin Flanagan

Do I have to avoid certain foods with a dental crown?

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.

Dental crowns are durable, but not indestructible. Treating them like you treat your natural teeth is a good approach. Avoid biting into anything that is not food or not meant to be chewed. That includes hard candy, ice cubes, and even some nuts. Be cautious when biting into olives with pits and stone fruits, such as cherries. 

In the event that you damage your restoration, give us a call so we can address the problem!

To all our valued patients,

As you know we are now on a week lockdown as of 5pm Thursday, August 5th. During this time we are restricted to emergency treatments only for our patients. Please be assured that we will resume normal practice as soon as permitted. We are being guided by government directives that are handed down on a daily basis. Please follow this link to read important information from the ADA on COVID guidelines as well as what you need to know as a patient ahead of your next dental appointment.

To stay up to date with Government information around COVID-19 
https://www.health.gov.au/news/health-alerts/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov-health-alert

We hope you all continue to stay safe during this period.

Dr Gwendolin Flanagan and team,