How should I care for my dental crown or bridge?
When you get dental crowns or bridges at our Hershey, PA dental office, you’re investing in your comfort and oral health. Protecting these restorations with good oral habits at home and routine dental visits will ensure that they give you many years of service.
What Dental Crowns and Bridges Do
Dental crowns and bridges both restore your appearance and chewing function. A crown is placed over a tooth to strengthen and protect it. A dental bridge replaces a missing tooth by filling the open space and relies on adjacent teeth for support.
When Hershey dentist Dr. Wes Davis designs your new dental crown or bridge, he uses only the highest-quality most durable materials like E-max and Bruxzir. Both are long-lasting, but your main concern should be the teeth under these restorations.
Protect Your Dental Crowns and Bridges
You should be brushing twice a day and flossing once anyway, but it’s especially important when you have a dental crown or bridge. If you develop gum disease or the tooth beneath it develops a cavity, you may have to replace the entire restoration.
Keeping your mouth healthy with excellent oral hygiene and six-month checkups at our Hershey dental office is the best way to protect your investment. At each visit, Dr. Davis will check your restorations to make sure they’re in good condition and monitor your teeth for signs of decay.
If you have dental crowns or bridges and want them to last as long as possible, please call us for a dental appointment.