A dental crown is a type of restoration that covers the natural crown with a durable “shell”, restoring the natural look and function of your tooth.
Crowns are used when the majority of the natural tooth was compromised because of decay or damage. Each one is made with durable material that allows for years of use.
Care of Your Crown
Continue to follow good oral hygiene practices by brushing at least twice a day and flossing once a day. Your dental crown is fabricated to look like a normal tooth. Flossing around it should not pull it off. In fact, brushing and flossing is vital around the crown area, as there is still a possibility that debris from food can get trapped around the gum and crown cause inflammation or decay if hygiene is not followed.
When your crown has a good contact between your teeth, it should not catch or break floss when you’re cleaning around it.
Correct flossing keeps your crowns clean, limiting bacterial deposits around them.
When flossing, slip the floss in-between the contacts, but slide the floss out rather than lifting it straight up between each tooth. This method can help prevent any future lifting, if that is a concern.
Another effective alternative to traditional floss is the use of a water flosser. Water flossers are irrigators designed with an optimal combination of pressure and pulsation that release a stream of water into the mouth. Simply aim it between teeth and trace the gumlines, removing food particles around the dental crown as you stimulate the gum tissues for a healthy smile.
To learn more about how to properly floss your crown, contact Prime Dental Care today.
Posted on behalf of Prime Dental Care
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Princeton, NJ, 08540