Dental crowns are tooth-shaped caps that are usually placed over a tooth or teeth in order to restore their original shape, strength and size. You might need dental crowns in Tampa if your teeth are weak, cracked or broken. They can also be placed over a tooth with a large filling for extra support. At the office of Larry Saylor, DMD, you have the option of having permanent or temporary dental crowns. Below are some rules to help you take care of your crown.
Whether you have dental crowns or not, it is important to maintain good oral hygiene. With dental crowns, you have to take some extra precaution. The crown has an edge where it meets the tooth and is not perfectly smooth. You have to ensure that the edge is thoroughly cleaned to avoid developing gum disease or a cavity. You should brush your teeth at least two times a day using fluoride toothpaste. Fluoride toothpaste helps in strengthening the underlying enamel. Using fluoride toothpaste is important for people with a history of periodontal disease. Do not forget to use floss and to floss on a daily basis.
Consider Using a Night Guard
A night guard looks like a retainer and ensures that the upper and the lower teeth do not touch. It is recommended for individuals who grind their teeth in their sleep, as tooth grinding loosens and wears down the crown.
It is crucial that you never skip an appointment with our dentist, especially if you have dental crowns or implants. Our dentist is able to identify any problem with your dental crowns before anything gets worse. You should also schedule an appointment if you experience pain whenever chewing or biting on something. If needed, our dentist can inspect the area and adjust the shape and position of the crown.
If you are considering having dental crowns, you should ensure a qualified dentist installs the crown. Look no further than Larry Saylor, DMD and his team in Brandon. Contact us today to book an appointment and get started.