At the dental practice of Dr. Eversole and Dr. Sullivan, we are happy to provide dental crowns for our patients needing help restoring their smile confidence. Your new crown is made from artificial materials that will not decay due to the ravages of the bacteria in your mouth. At the same time, your crown is still vulnerable to the secondary effects of gum disease and as a result, it will still need considerate focus in your daily oral hygiene routine.
Residual food particles and plaque that are not removed by brushing and flossing can harden into tartar which is the primary cause of gum disease. The deep infection and inflammation in the gum tissues allow bacteria access to the seam where your crown is cemented to the abutment. This can potentially weaken the cement holding your crown in place and cause it to come loose. It could also allow bacteria to cause decay in the sensitive abutment which anchors your crown.
Left unchecked, gum disease can even cause a loss of bone structure where the abutment anchors to your jaw. This could result in the total loss of the root of the tooth.
The regular dental checkup performed by Dr. Eversole and Dr. Sullivan include an extensive cleaning procedure. This will effectively remove any lingering tartar while monitoring the health of your gums and the integrity of the crown.
Would you like more information regarding the best way to clean and care for your new crown? If you have any questions or concerns, we invite you to call our experienced team in Greensburg, Indiana at 812-663-8088. We are always happy to help our patients smile!