The dental crown restoration in your mouth replaced the tooth enamel layer of a tooth suffering from decay, dental fracture or significant cosmetic imperfections. Even though it is cast from a material that is invulnerable to tooth decay, you shouldn’t be tempted to forgo providing it the same oral hygiene attention you give your natural teeth.
Plaque buildup and food residue that aren’t cleaned away from the crown on a daily basis can harden into troublesome tartar. This promotes gum disease that can, in time, compromise the abutments that are anchoring your implant to your jaw.
It’s important to brush the crown and your other teeth twice each day. You should then floss each evening between every tooth as well as along the gumline. If you’re struggling to work the strand of floss around the crown, you might want to try using a waxed variety. The waxy coating helps slip the strand into tight places, reducing the risk of injuring your gums by snapping it into place.
Your twice-annual dental checkup at Complete Dental Care is also important in maintaining your crown and natural teeth in the long term. The checkup includes a cleaning treatment that will remove any residual hardened tartar from the crown and the natural teeth in your mouth.
During the appointment, Dr. Shoaf will monitor the integrity of the crown and examine the health of your gums to make sure there are no problems.
If you have questions about the best way to maintain your new dental crown in Bethel Park, Pennsylvania, you can always call 412-253-4671 to seek further advice from a member of our staff at Dr. Shoaf’s clinic.