How Do I Take Care Of My Dental Crown?
Once your crown is in place, it should be cleaned as a natural tooth would be. Improperly cleaning around a crown can leave behind harmful plaque bacteria resposible for recurrent cavities and gum disease.
It is essential to make sure a crown is brushed well and that you floss below the gum line. While the crown helps protect the underlying tooth from further decay, you must protect the base of the crown from bacterial growth and gum disease. It is at the junction between the crown and your tooth that the majority of problems occurr.
Regular brushing and flossing as you would your natural teeth will ensure that your crown will be in place for years to come!