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How To Take Care of Your Dental Crowns

How dental crowns from your dentist in Scottsdale, AZ can improve your smile.

Dental crowns are an excellent investment in your smile, providing years of dependable service and beauty. They are a strong restorative treatment, but that doesn’t mean they can’t be damaged. There are a few simple tips to follow to get the most mileage out of your dental crowns.

Dr. Renuka Kumar in Scottsdale, AZ offers comprehensive dental care, including dental crowns to improve your smile.

One of the most important tips to remember is to not use your teeth as tools. Avoid using your teeth to tear off tags, open packages, and perform other tasks usually completed using scissors and other tools.

The most important area of a dental crown to pay attention to is the crown margin, where the dental crown meets your tooth. This area needs to be kept clean and free of plaque, food debris, and bacteria. Regular brushing and flossing are essential. You might want to invest in an electric or sonic toothbrush. The flushing action helps to thoroughly clean difficult areas like crown margins.

Always use a toothpaste containing fluoride, to help prevent decay around the crown margin. A fluoride rinse can also help. Just make sure you don’t eat, drink, or rinse afterward for at least an hour. The longer the fluoride sits on the tooth surface, the more effective it will be.

One of the most common issues with dental crowns is if the porcelain chips. If this happens to you, bring the chipped porcelain to your dentist to see if your dentist can repair it. A loose crown is another problem that may be able to be fixed. It may be possible to recement the crown if there is no decay present.

Dental crowns are a great way to restore your smile. To find out more about protecting and taking care of your dental crowns, call Dr. Renuka Kumar in Scottsdale, AZ at (480) 767-6918. Call today!

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