Wondering how to protect your dental investments? Here’s a hygiene hint for you!
Prosthetic teeth (implanted, crowned, bridged or dentures) are designed to act like your natural teeth.
Restored teeth are connected to your natural dental tissue, so they’re still at risk of the same infections as your natural teeth. While metal and porcelain won’t decay, you can still experience decay underneath your crown. As well, you may still be at risk of developing gum disease.
Rule of thumb—whether real, fake or enhanced, look after your restored teeth like your own. This means brushing all surfaces, using interdental brushes or flossing in between as well as underneath those bridges & wire retainers!