Caring for your restorations is extremely important to their longevity and to your oral health. When it comes to tooth crowns, fortunately, care is simple and does not require a lot of separate steps and maintenance planning.
We provide dental crowns in our Clifton Hill dental office.
What Is a Dental Crown?
A dental crown is a tooth cap that goes over a weak or flawed tooth, a dental implant abutment or it acts as an anchor for a dental bridge.
A tooth crown is shaped and coloured to blend in with your surrounding teeth.
If you have a tooth flaw like a cracked, discoloured, misshapen or worn tooth, a dental crown can camouflage these issues.
When a tooth is missing, a dental crown acts as your replacement tooth by capping your dental implant post. A dental implant is a replacement root made of sturdy titanium.
A tooth crown also provides stability for a dental bridge. A dental bridge is a replacement tooth or teeth lined between two dental crowns. The crown caps teeth on either side of your smile gap, allowing restoring teeth to fill the space.
Taking Care of Your Dental Crown
The best way to care for a dental crown is to brush and floss your teeth daily and visit your dentist regularly for exams and teeth cleans. Crowns do not require special maintenance or adjustment. You will never need adhesives or relines.
Keeping your gums healthy through regular dental check-ups and an excellent at-home routine is the best way to keep your crowns viable.
If you have a dental bridge, however, we recommend a special cleaning brush and floss threader to keep debris away from your gums.
For Dental Crowns in Clifton Hill, We Welcome Your Call
If you have not scheduled your next exam, or if you have any questions about tooth crowns, we are here to help.