Taking Care of Your Crowns and Bridges
January 22, 2021
Category: Oral Health
Tags: crowns   Bridges  

Dental crowns and bridges restore smile functionality, strength, and appearance. At Myers Family Dental, in Augusta, GA, our dentists not only create and place the finest tooth replacements and restorations, but Dr. Alan Myers and Dr. Eliza Myers also help you extend their life and usefulness.

A broken or lost tooth

Either one is a problem because it compromises your smile integrity and longevity. Fortunately, today's restorations and tooth replacements feature excellent design and fabrication processes and quality materials, such as realistic dental-grade porcelain.

So, if you have a tooth damaged by decay, accident, or other problem, a porcelain crown may be your solution. Your dentist will evaluate the tooth in question at Myers Family Dental in Augusta, GA, to determine its fitness for restoration with a crown. A crown covers and supports the remaining healthy portions of your tooth, lengthening its life by many years.

If you have suffered tooth loss, Dr. Myers can help that as well with a single- or multi-tooth bridge supported by dental implants or porcelain crowns. Bridges span smile gaps, restoring your biting power and smile appearance.

Caring for crowns and bridges

Meticulous oral hygiene is essential to a healthy smile and even more so when restorations or tooth replacements have been installed by your dentist in Augusta, GA. To care for your crown or bridge, follow these hygiene guidelines, and as always, if you have a question or concern, contact Myers Family Dental. We're more than happy to help.

Crown and bridge care

1, Keep ahead of harmful plaque and tartar build-up. Brush twice a day and floss daily. Your hygienist will advise you on the proper way to clean around your bridge or crown. The objective is this: avoid the bacterial infiltration which leads to decay and gum disease.

2. Never chew ice, taffy, nuts, caramel apples, or other extra-hard and sticky foods recommend News-Medical.net. These can dislodge restorations, such as fillings and crowns, and place excess stress on dental implants and the pontic, or artificial, teeth that are part of bridgework.

3. See Dr. Myers for a six-month oral exam and your hygienist for a professional cleaning.

With good care, your crown or bridge should last for many years, improving how you bite and chew and maintaining your smile integrity.

Contact us

If you have a crown or a bridge in your future, contact Dr. Alan Myers or Dr. Eliza Myers to learn more about the process and aftercare, too. Call Myers Family Dental in Augusta, GA, for a personalized consultation: (706) 738-7742.