Dr. Pam Chamberland typically uses a dental crown to repair a tooth with significantly compromised tooth enamel. A crown is used to restore the normal function of your tooth.
Dental crowns are typically made from special durable dental materials that are not susceptible to tooth decay. At the same time, your new dental crown will still need to be included in your daily oral hygiene regimen. Your crown will protect your tooth, except at the gumline where it is still vulnerable to bacteria and decay. If you do not brush your teeth at least twice a day and floss at least once a day, you will be at a risk of tooth decay, and gum disease, which is primarily caused by the plaque on your teeth.
In time, a chronic periodontal disease could cause your gums to pull away from your teeth, creating small pockets near the root of the abutment that anchors your dental crown. These crowns can become infected by the bacteria in your mouth. The most severe form of periodontal disease, which is known as periodontitis, can eventually cause a loss of bone structure in your jaw.
During your routine dental checkups at Chamberland Dentistry, you will receive a professional dental cleaning to remove the plaque and tartar that your toothbrush may have missed and one of our dentists, Dr. Pam Chamberlan, and Dr. Jason White, will check the general health of your mouth.
If you are in the Shelbyville, Tennessee area and you have questions or oral hygiene concerns you should call 931-684-9167 to schedule a dental checkup at our office.