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If you have a tooth that has a large cavity or severe damage, Dr. Daniel F Merrill at Merrill Dental may recommend treating the problem with a dental crown. During this process, the tooth’s enamel is removed to reveal the dentin, which is then covered with a durable material.

It’s important to remember that your crown still needs to be brushed and flossed, just like your other teeth. Doing so removes plaque and tartar and fights gum disease along the base of your crown. Gum disease can cause the tissue around the crown and the jawbone to weaken. This in turn, can cause your crown to fail.

During your regular dental checkup with Dr. Daniel F Merrill, the plaque and tartar will be removed from your teeth, and your mouth will be checked for gum disease and other problems. The dentist will also check the integrity of your crown. Spotting a small problem before it becomes a large problem can save you time, pain, and money.

If you are in the West Chester, Ohio area and you are having a problem with your crown, you should call 513-779-7711 to have it examined and treated at Merrill Dental.