At the dental practice of Dr. Gary Shmurak and our team, we are pleased to provide high-quality dental crowns for patients who have suffered tooth decay or dental injury. You may benefit from a dental crown if you have a fractured tooth, a large cavity, a misshapen tooth, or are in the process of receiving a dental implant or bridge.
While dental crowns are known to be durable options for tooth replacement that help to stabilize your smile, it’s important to take excellent care of your new dental crown to prevent it from coming loose or being lost. The following practices can protect your crown:
– Oral hygiene: Keep tooth decay and gum disease out of your smile helps your crown to continue to support your smile. We encourage you to brush twice a day and floss at least once daily, with careful consideration for the area where the dental crown comes in contact with the gum line. You can lower bacteria levels in your mouth by rinsing with an antibacterial mouthwash and strengthen the tooth enamel by brushing with a fluoride toothpaste. These practices are especially important if you are very susceptible to cavities.
– Dental maintenance: Along with daily oral hygiene habits, we encourage you to schedule routine dental exams and cleanings with the dentist so that we can periodically remove any tartar buildup from smile and screen for signs of gum disease or tooth decay. This helps to ensure that your crown continues to function properly.
– Healthy tooth habits: Keep your crown in excellent condition by avoiding harmful dental habits such as using your teeth to open things if you don’t have scissors, habitually chewing on your fingernails, and crunching on ice or hard foods as a snack. Even though these may not seem damaging to your smile, your crown will be better off if you play it safe.
We invite you to contact Apex Dental Care at 215-996-9968 today if you have any questions about how to care for a dental crown in Chalfont, Pennsylvania, or you need to schedule an appointment with our dentist.