Crowned Tooth Decay
Cosmetic dentistry can be a huge financial investment. The last thing you’ll want is to suffer from decay with your new beautiful smile. Some patients don’t realize that teeth with new restorations can still get cavities.
Since a crown is just a porcelain cover, it doesn’t decay. But the tooth underneath it is still susceptible to becoming damaged. Especially at the gumline where the two meet.
What You Can Do at Home
Fluoride toothpaste and mouthwash help fight cavities, so be sure to use them regularly. And when brushing your teeth, make sure that you angle the toothbrush properly, so that the bristles can get just under the gum tissue.
Also, don’t neglect flossing. Flossing helps to remove the plaque that buildups up between teeth. If not properly removed, then it can lead to decay. In this case, you’re looking at a cavity on two teeth, not just one.
How Can We Help?
Decay under restorations can be hard to detect. This is one of the reasons that it’s so important to visit a dentist regularly for checkups and cleanings. We have special instruments that we use to help us check for soft areas around crowns, veneers, or bridges.
Also, once per year, we’ll take x-rays that will show us if any decay is present. If necessary, we can give you a prescription for professional strength fluoride to help fight cavities.
Don't Neglect Your Teeth
If you have any type of dental work, you should be visiting your dentist regularly. Dream Dentist in O’Fallon, IL is here to help you to take care of your beautiful smile. Go ahead and give us a call!
O'Fallon, IL 62269