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24

How to Get the Most out of Your New Dental Crown

Posted in Crowns

Having a new crown made is a smart investment that will protect your smile and also improve the way your tooth looks. When you decide to have a crown placed, you’re preventing that tooth from breaking down more or putting additional strain on the adjacent teeth. How can you be sure that you’re getting a great crown that lasts as long as possible?

Give Your Dentist a Healthy Environment to Work With

The health of your gum tissues around the tooth impact the appearance of the edges of the crown once the treatment is completed. For instance, if you have active gingivitis with swollen, bleeding gums, you may not get as great aesthetic results near the gumlines. Start brushing your gumlines gently and flossing underneath them each day for at least two weeks before your crown appointment. 

Clean Your Crown Efficiently Each and Every Day

Prevent new cavities or discoloration around your crown by caring for the tooth around it. Remove plaque buildup along the crown margin to eliminate the opportunity for decay to develop. But don’t scrub too hard, as this could cause the gums around the crown to recede. 

Whiten Your Teeth First

Your crown will be matched to the color of the teeth around it. If those teeth are darker than you want the to be, then you may want to whiten them. That way if you want to whiten your teeth in the future, you don’t have to replace your brand new crown just to have one that matches better! 

If you have more questions about the crown process or what to expect, call your dentist today!

Posted on behalf of:
Gilreath Dental Associates
200 White St NW
Marietta, GA 30060
(770) 514-1224

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