Your new dental crown in Cedar Park, Texas, is made from durable materials like porcelain, gold or base metal alloys that will not be vulnerable to the ravages of tooth decay. However, gum disease can still have a significant effect on the long-term integrity of your crown.
Without daily brushing and flossing, residual food particles and plaque can harden into tartar near the gumline. This introduces a continual bacterial presence to your gums, which greatly contributes to the development of gum disease. In time, this can pose a variety of threats to the long-term integrity of your crown.
The deep inflammation and bacterial presence in the gum tissue can give bacteria access to the seam where your crown is cemented to the abutment. This could weaken the cement holding the crown in place. It also makes it possible for bacteria to attack the sensitive abutment that anchors your crown. Chronic gum disease can even result in the loss of bone structure that anchors the abutment to your jaw.
The regular dental checkup performed by your dentist, Dr. Nitya Balan, includes an extensive cleaning treatment. This will effectively remove any lingering tarter and monitor the health of your gums as well as the integrity of the crown.
If you have questions about how to adequately care for your crown, you can always call Discovery Park Dental at 512.260.8330 for a consultation.