The dental crown installed in your mouth is intended to fully restore your normal oral function. The dental work was created from special dental materials that will not be susceptible to demineralization and tooth decay. Yet your new dental crown will still need to be included in your daily oral hygiene practices.
If hardened tartar starts to build up at the base of the dental crown near the gumline it could affect the general health of your gums. If you do start to suffer from a chronic periodontal disease, it could cause your gums to pull back from the base of your teeth creating small pockets of infection near the root of the abutment that anchors your dental crown.
It’s also worth noting that the advanced form or periodontal disease can eventually cause a loss of bone structure in your jaw, which could result in the total loss of the tooth’s root.
To prevent these complications our experienced dental team recommends brushing your dental crown each morning and night, as well as flossing it at least once each day just like your natural teeth.
If you are in the Seguin, Texas area and you have questions or oral hygiene concerns associated with your dental crown you can call 830-372-2852 to consult with a staff member at our dental office. Our dentists, Dr. Samuel S. Henry, Dr. Brett McCown and Dr. Jacob Johnson are always here for your smile!