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Dental crowns are a somewhat common type of dental work. They are designed to replace the tooth enamel layer of a tooth that has suffered a large cavity, bad filling, dental fracture, or one that needed cosmetic restoration.

Drs. Perez and Fritzsch encourage you to brush and floss your dental crown just like you would any of your natural teeth. This will remove plaque and food residue before they can harden into tartar, which could promote gum disease.

If you do experience problems with your periodontal health, it could affect the tooth that anchors your dental crown or it could weaken the dental cement holding it in place.

Without professional treatment, severe gum disease could cause loss of bone structure that anchors the abutment to your jaw. This could cause a total failure of the tooth and even result in the total loss of that tooth and the teeth surrounding it.

Your regular dental checkup at our dentists’ office is also important. This simple session will clean away any traces of hardened tartar on your teeth while also helping to monitor the health of your gums as well as the integrity of the crown. Catching a problem early can significantly improve your treatment options.

If you had a dental crown restoration performed at our dental office in Wichita Falls, Texas, and you have a question about how to adequately maintain it, you can call 940-692-2851 to speak to a staff member at Stone Lake Dental.