Whether dental restorations such as crowns, bridges, and veneers are supported by natural teeth or implants, they require lifelong care. Newly revised guidelines recommend that patients with dental restorations visit their dentists at least every six months so that the dentist and/or hygienist can clean, adjust, repair, or replace their restorations. The dental team can also advise patients with dental restorations about home maintenance. Dental restorations made of composite materials, metal alloys, porcelain, plastic, and other manmade materials collect dental “plaque” (the sticky bacterial film that constantly forms on the teeth) that must be removed with daily brushing and flossing. Otherwise, these colonies of germs will harden into tartar, compromise restorations, and threaten gum and bone health.
At the office of PAUL E. NELSON, D.D.S., we are committed to excellence in the fields of cosmetic and restorative dentistry. We work with our patients so they can achieve and maintain a beautiful smile and healthier gums and teeth. If problems are diagnosed and addressed early on, teeth can often be saved. We’re located at 100 N. State College Blvd., Suite 1, where we are currently accepting new patients. Please call 714.992.0092 to schedule an appointment.
P.S. Tartar is calcified (hardened) plaque that can only be removed by sharp tools in the dentist’s office.