Farragut patients ask how to care for crowns over natural teeth
Dental crowns over natural teeth are common in general and restorative dentistry. Farragut area patients who visit Sequoyah Dental Arts are often introduced to crowns when it appears as though they will benefit from placing one or more of them. Crowns are porcelain restorations that Dr. Pablo Foncea will bond over a natural tooth for protection, coverage, and restoration. They are used to cover broken or weakened teeth as well as over dental implants to replace a tooth. They are also an alternative to veneers for coverage of cosmetic concerns on teeth near the back of the mouth.
Crowns do not require much extra in terms of care and attention to maintain them. Patients who are brushing, flossing, and visiting their dentist regularly are already on the right track for maintaining their dental health and wellness and allowing their new dental crowns to last as long as possible. Better care can increase the longevity of restorations such as crowns, bridges, and veneers.
Crowns cover natural teeth, so they are still susceptible to problems such as periodontal disease and tooth decay. It is important that patients maintain their regular dental visits to ensure their smile continues to stay healthy and the teeth underneath the crown do not develop issues. Patients should continue to attend their bi-annual recall appointments with Dr. Pablo Foncea to address any concerns that may arise. Patients may also be encouraged to pay special attention to flossing areas around the base of the crown where food particles may become stuck and result in plaque and tartar development. This can also cause decay and periodontal disease risks to increase and affect the natural tooth underneath.
Dr. Pablo Foncea encourages patients to consider the care necessary to maintaining their restorations for many years. Better attention to these restorative solutions can help in extending their lifespan. At Sequoyah Dental Arts, we encourage individuals to take the time to learn about the many restorative options available and how to care for them to keep them functioning at their best as long as possible. Call Dr. Pablo Foncea to educate yourself on the care and attention necessary for dental crowns.