How to Care for Porcelain Crowns
A dental crown fits comfortably over a tooth, completely concealing structural or cosmetic issues. However, out of sight certainly doesn’t mean out of mind when it comes to dental health. If you live in Cincinnati, it’s important to remember that porcelain crowns need to be maintained like natural teeth.
In most cases, the majority of dental restorations don’t require more care than actual teeth. However, crowns aren’t made from indestructible materials, and a tooth covered by a crown could still be susceptible to decay and other health issues.
To care for both your tooth and a porcelain crown, key steps you should take include:
- Brushing two times or more each day
- Flossing daily
- Using antibacterial mouthwash, which can prevent plaque growth around the gum line and other areas that are more difficult to clean
- Visiting our dentists every six month for a full exam and professional cleaning
During your biannual appointments, Dr. Gary or Dr. Tara Hardin will assess the health of your natural teeth, gums, and check the strength and stability of any restorations. By practicing proper oral hygiene, most patients should be able to enjoy a sturdy, natural looking smile with porcelain crowns.
To learn more about how porcelain crowns can improve your smile long-term, please contact Hardin Advanced Dentistry or call (513) 398-4448 today to schedule your appointment. Dr. Tara and Dr. Gary serve patients throughout Northern Kentucky, Southeast Indiana, and the Greater Cincinnati area.