A dental crown is often used to restore the enamel layer of a tooth that has suffered a significant fracture or a large cavity. Crowns are sometimes used in cosmetic dentistry to restore a misshapen, discolored, tooth that appears when the individual smiles.
While a dental crown is not directly susceptible to tooth decay, you still need to brush your teeth twice a day and floss at least once a day to make sure that your gums and surrounding teeth remain healthy. If bacterial residue isn’t removed on a daily basis, it could quickly start to harden into tartar near the gumline. This will increase your chances of suffering from gum disease, or other oral health problems. If gum disease is left unchecked, it can lead to losing the crown, and other teeth.
Having a routine dental checkup from our dentist, Dr. Michael Nguyen, is also very important for maintaining the health and integrity of your new dental crown. During this appointment, our staff will remove the plaque and tartar that you may have missed while brushing, and the dentist will examine your mouth and teeth for any problems.
If you live in the Sherman, Texas area and you have questions about how to best maintain your dental crown, you should call 903-893-2800 to schedule a dental exam at North Texas Dental.