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Taking Care of Your Dental Crowns

How dental crowns from your dentists in North Muskegon, Michigan can strengthen your smile.

Dental crowns provide excellent strength and protection for your smile. A dental crown strengthens your tooth by covering the entire tooth surface, above the gumline. Porcelain is often used in dental crowns, and porcelain provides natural beauty, in addition to strength. Dental crowns may be strong and beautiful, but that doesn’t mean they can’t be damaged.

Your dentist can help you protect your crowns and your smile. Dr. Monica Lakatos and Dr. Michelle M. Matheson at Northshore Dental Associates in North Muskegon, Michigan offer comprehensive dental care including dental crowns to strengthen your smile.

Dental crowns are an investment in yourself and your smile, so you want to get the most out of your dental crowns. These are a few easy ways to take care of your dental crowns.

Don’t use your teeth to open packages, tear-off tags, or do anything else other than chewing your food. When you use your teeth as tools, you run the risk of crown or tooth damage, including chipping the porcelain on your beautiful crowns.

Brush and floss regularly to keep crown margins clean. You want to prevent decay, especially around crown margins, and that means keeping plaque and bacteria levels low. Make sure you use a toothpaste containing fluoride, for increased decay protection. You can also use a fluoride rinse afterward for extra protection.

If your porcelain crown chips, retain the piece of porcelain if you can and bring it to your dentist. There may be a chance it can be repaired.

If your crown feels loose, visit your dentist as soon as possible to see if it is possible to re-cement your crown.

Dental crowns are a great restorative solution to add strength and beauty to your smile. Taking care of dental crowns can add years to their life and add to the beauty of your smile. To find out more about dental crowns and how to care for them, talk with an expert. Call Dr. Monica Lakatos and Dr. Michelle Matheson of Northshore Dental Associates in North Muskegon, Michigan at (231) 744-6100. Call today.

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