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Top Tips for Caring for Your Dental Crowns

About one in four Canadians avoid visiting the dentist due to the cost, but a lack of proper dental care can lead to some very serious issues. With age, oral health tends to decline, and some will end up losing teeth. Fortunately, there are various dental procedures that can help those with missing teeth. A common choice is a dental implant crown, which can be one of the best tooth replacement options for a lot of people. An implant post takes the place of tooth roots and a natural-looking crown is attached.


In this guide, we'll go over some key tips that can help you look after any dental crowns you get to make sure they last. Keep reading for more.


Interproximal Brushes


A regular toothbrush is fine for natural teeth and can help with a dental crown, but it may not be the most effective option. Interproximal brushes can reach parts of the teeth that a standard toothbrush can't, so most dentists recommend them for dental crowns. They're better at preventing plaque buildup under artificial teeth. An electric toothbrush can also be a good option as they're typically more effective than regular toothbrushes and have smaller heads.


Non-Abrasive Toothpaste


Despite using it every day, most people don't think too much about the type of toothpaste they use. If you have any dental crowns, however, you may want to be more careful. Non-abrasive toothpaste is best as it's gentler on the surface of the artificial teeth and won't cause as much wear.


Oral Irrigators


Also known as water flossers, these help prevent plaque buildup and inflammation. They do this by flushing out any debris that may get stuck under dental implant crowns. You should try to use an oral irrigator about twice a week to keep your dental crown in good condition. It's best to opt for one that has a non-metal tip.


Protective Appliances


Most dentists recommend people use retainers or mouthguards after dental implant surgery. They help prevent damage that can come from involuntary teeth grinding during sleep.


Regular Professional Cleaning


All of the above can be helpful, but the best way to keep your dental implant crown clean is to have it professionally cleaned regularly. A dentist will clean the threads of the implant as well as your natural teeth and the gum tissue around the implant. This will get rid of bacteria that can accumulate and lead to infection.


Looking After Your Dental Implant Crown


After receiving a dental implant crown, you need to look after it so that it lasts. Using a suitable brush and toothpaste will help, and you should use an oral irrigator a couple of times a week. Professional cleaning is one of the best things you can do, so don't avoid it. Bite Dental Centre offers a range of services and can carry out any dental implant as needed. We can also provide regular cleaning to help maintain your oral health. We've been in operation since 1999 and are now one of the leading dentists in Calgary. Book your appointment with us today.


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