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You are probably aware that there are several steps you’ll need to take if you’re interested in keeping your smile clean. For example, you probably understand that you should brush and floss your pearly whites regularly and schedule regular checkups with our dentist. It’s also important to replace a damaged tooth as soon as you can. If you don’t, you might have to cope with a number of serious dental consequences. Dental crowns are an option you might need to consider if your teeth are hurt.

Did you know that before a crown is placed you may need to have a temporary crown placed? It can take two weeks to make a custom crown. Temporary crowns are very useful since they can help your mouth adjust to having a crown. Temporary crowns can also help you speak and chew without any pain for discomfort and can stop bacteria and plaque from reaching the center of your tooth.

You’ll need to keep your temporary crown clean by regular brushing and flossing. When you’re cleaning your teeth and gums, please be careful with your gums. If you don’t you may actually damage your smile.

If you’re interested in learning more about the care you can receive from us, please feel free to contact Alaska Dental Associates at 907-562-2284. Our dentist, Dr. Kyle M. Triggs, and our team will gladly examine your pearly whites and help you keep your teeth healthy. We’re excited to hear from you.