How Long Will Dental Crowns Last? Answers from Warrnambool Dental
How long will dental crowns last? This is a common question asked by patients undergoing dental crown treatment.
The answer is that there is no one single answer to this question.
Dental crowns are made from very strong material that is made to withstand a lot of wear and tear, but how long they will last depend on how you care for them, and this can vary from patient to patient.
Factors That Affect The Longevity Of Dental Crowns
For a dental crown to last long, these factors play an important role.
- Oral hygiene
- Eating habits
- Clenching/grinding the teeth
- Biting fingernails
- Chewing ice
- Drinking extremely hot beverages
- Using the teeth to open packaging
- The material used to make the crown
If a crown is made with the highest quality materials, fitted correctly to your bite, and well taken care of, it will possibly last for a lifetime.
How Long Will Dental Crowns Last?
Dental crowns can last for several years but are not designed to last a lifetime. Even with proper care, dental patients should not expect crowns to be trouble-free for decades.
Keep Your Dental Crowns For A Long Time
Take care of your teeth and make your crowns last longer by following these tips:
- Brush your teeth at least twice per day
- Use fluoride-containing toothpaste
- Rinse your mouth with an antibacterial mouthwash
- Practice daily flossing
- Limit your sugar intake
- Stay away from sticky snacks and hard candy
- Stop smoking and using other tobacco products
- Avoid acidic beverages, such as sodas and juices
- Don’t bite down on hard foods or objects
- Practice good oral hygiene habits
- Wear a protective nightguard if you have the habit of grinding or clenching your teeth while sleeping
- Visit your Warrnambool dentist yearly (or as recommended) for check-ups and cleanings
If your dental crown encounters any of the above problems, it may be time for a replacement.
Dental crown problems should be addressed as soon as possible to ensure the problem does not worsen.
We would recommend contacting your dentist for a routine check-up to ensure nothing is out of the ordinary.
Full Care in Warrnambool
Dental crown problems should be addressed right away to ensure the problem does not worsen.
We would always recommend visiting a dentist for a routine check-up to ensure nothing is out of the ordinary.
We are located at 454A Raglan Parade in Warrnambool.