The new dental crown installed at Dr. Golden Laser Dental is intended to restore the tooth for many years to come. While it is not subject to tooth decay, a crown can eventually be compromised by complications from periodontal disease.
Brushing your teeth twice each day and flossing every evening is essential for removing plaque and residual food particles from the crown and surrounding teeth. Poor oral hygiene can allow hardened tartar to form near the gumline. This introduces a continual bacterial presence to your gums, which greatly contributes to the development of periodontal disease.
The deep inflammation and bacterial presence in the gum tissues can give bacteria access to the seam where your crown is cemented to the abutment. This could weaken the cement holding the crown in place and loosen it.
It also makes it possible for bacteria to attack the sensitive abutment that is anchoring your crown. Chronic periodontal disease can even result in a loss of bone structure that anchors the abutments to your jaw.
Your routine dental checkup with your dentist, Dr. Richard Golden, includes an extensive cleaning procedure. This will effectively remove any lingering tartar while your dentist monitors the health of your gums as well as the integrity of the crown.
If you have questions about how to properly care for your crown in Detroit, Michigan, you can always call 313-371-9880 to speak to a member of the staff at Dr. Golden Laser Dental.