Many people erroneously believe that a tooth with a crown cannot suffer
any further problems. This misconception could cause them confusion when
their dentist tells them that they have a cavity on a tooth they thought
was immune. The reality is that even with a crown, root canal, or filling,
teeth with previous dental work can still decay.
How Does This Happen?
Dental decay is caused when bacteria in our mouths attack the teeth after
ingesting certain foods. Highly acidic or sugary foods can cause tooth
enamel to weaken, resulting in an actual hole, or cavity, in the tooth.
With crowns, it is not uncommon for bacteria to build up at the margin,
or the area near the gum line where the crown and the tooth meet. Plaque
that is not removed through proper brushing, flossing, and regular cleanings
and inspections by your dentist can cause the formation of a cavity, and
the crown may need to be replaced.
Prevent Cavities Under Your Crowns: Schedule a Cleaning with a Top San
As the old adage goes, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
This is especially true of dental care. The longer you go without regular
dental cleanings, the greater the risk that your teeth and overall oral
health will suffer.
Routine cleanings should ideally be done every six months, or could be
as frequently as every three months, depending on the condition of your
oral health. Regular cleanings can help prevent dental issues like gingivitis,
cavities, periodontitis, and enamel loss. During your visit, your dentist
will also inspect your crowns or any other previous dental work to see
if there are any new cavities forming.
Schedule a Free Consultation with Dr. Roya Mirkhan Today!
Dr. Roya Mirkhan of Advanced Dental & Implant Center is recognized
as one of the top dentists in San Diego. With over 15 years of experience
in cosmetic and implant dentistry, Dr. Mirkhan has set herself apart as
a caring, skilled professional dedicated to bringing her patients the
attractive smile they have always wanted. Offering a wide variety of comprehensive
dental services, Advanced Dental & Implant Center proudly serves clients
throughout San Diego, Del Mar, and the Carmel Valley.
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