Now that you have your new crown, know how to take care of it!
A crown is used to cover a tooth that has been broken or decayed extensively. It also strengthens and improves the cosmetic appearance of the tooth. It is usually made of gold or porcelain.
The area between the crown and your tooth is a difficult, but important area to keep clean because it is very prone to develop plaque and potential decay.
Preventive care, including the following, should help you avoid problems:
- Thorough tooth brushing
- Using dental floss to reach areas between the teeth
- Use of a Proxabrush to remove plaque and food debris between the teeth
- Regular dental checkups and cleanings