Your new dental crown was created in a professional dental lab from special dental materials that will not succumb to tooth decay. Yet it still is possible for gum disease and poor oral hygiene to weaken the anchoring abutment that holds your dental crown in your mouth.
When plaque and food particles are not cleared away by your daily oral hygiene routine they can harden onto the base of your teeth near the gumline. This significantly increases your chances of suffering gum disease complications which could weaken the connection between the dental crown and the abutment that anchors it in your mouth.
Just like your natural teeth your new dental crown will need to be brushed twice and flossed once each day. If you’re having trouble flossing around your new dental crown you might want to try using waxed dental floss. The waxy coating will help slip the strand in place with reduced risk of snapping the strand into your gums.
Your regular dental checkup with Dr. DeAnn Harmon-Smith is also important to maintaining your dental crown and the health of the surrounding teeth. The dental cleaning will remove any residual hardened tartar to reduce your chances of suffering gum disease. At the same time, the examination will monitor the health of your gums and the integrity of your crown.
If you are in the Watkinsville, Georgia, area and you have a problem with one of your crowns, you can always call 706-769-1659 to speak to a staff member at Oconee Dental, PC.