Your new crown represents a serious investment in restoring the enamel of a tooth that was damaged by tooth decay or fracture. While the materials your crown is made from are not subject to tooth decay, it will still need to be a part of your daily oral hygiene routine.
Food particles and bacteria in your mouth develop into plaque which can build up on your crown just as it will the enamel of your natural teeth. If it is not removed in short order the plaque can harden into tartar and tartar at the gum line is the leading cause of gum disease.
Advanced gum disease, can cause your gums to recede from the base of your teeth, opening up small pockets of infection. This gives bacteria access to the seam of where the cement holds your crown to the abutment. It time gum disease can also cause a loss of material in the bones that anchor the abutment to your jaw
Brushing and flossing your teeth twice each day helps to remove food particles and plaque from between the teeth, on your crown and at the gum line. Thus reducing the chances of tartar formation.
Your regular dental checkup will help maintain gum health and polish away surface staining before it can progress to the point where it causes matching issues.
If you have questions about caring for your crown, please feel free to call us at 972-727-7269 to schedule an appointment.