Dr. Grant Brough custom crafted your new dental crown to restore a tooth that will last for many years to come. While the special materials the crown is made from are not susceptible to tooth decay, the abutment anchoring it in your mouth can still be affected by gum disease.
The deep inflammation and bacterial presence in the gum tissue 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, which could 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 the loss of bone structure that anchors the abutments to your jaw.
Brushing your teeth twice each day and flossing every evening is essential for removing plaque and residual food particles from your mouth. Poor oral hygiene can allow hardened tartar to form near the gumline, promoting gum disease.
Your twice-annual dental checkup at Dr. Brough Family & Cosmetic Dentistry includes an extensive cleaning procedure. This will effectively remove any lingering tarter and monitor the health of your gums as well as the integrity of the crown.
If you have oral hygiene concerns related to maintaining your dental crown in Layton, Utah, you can always call 801.773.5285 to consult with a member of the staff at Dr. Brough Family & Cosmetic Dentistry.