How long dental crowns last?

Crowns; how long do they last?

Crowns are needed when teeth become decayed or suffer trauma to such an extent that a fillingA lay term used for the restoring of lost tooth structure by using materials such as metal, alloy, or porcelain. will not resolve the issue. A crownSimple crown procedure utilizing a porcelain crown fused to non-precious metal and not involving complicated prep. rebuilds and strengthens the tooth as a whole, whilst allowing you to eat and drink without worrying about more of the tooth falling out.

The average dental crown will usually last around 7-10 years before it needs replacing, with a crown that is properly cared for sometimes lasting much longer. However it is important to remember that the most important thing that effects the lifespan of a crown is how well the patient looks after it.

In order to prolong the life of your crown, you should take the following steps below:

-    No clenching: Clenching your teeth puts unnecessary strain and pressure on the crown. This trauma can lead to the crown cracking and vastly reduce its lifespan.

-    Dental hygiene: The best way to protect your crown, and avoid spending more money in the short term, is by practising good dental hygiene routines. This means brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing daily. Whilst your crown is artificial, you need to treat it exactly the same as your natural teeth and therefore make sure you pay particular attention to cleaning it properly.

-    Avoid tough foods: Dental problems can often be caused by eating sugary or hard foods. As a result, we recommend avoiding hard candies or chewing on ice.

-    Regular check-ups: Finally, make sure that you are visiting your dentist every six months, as well as seeing your hygienist on a regular basis.

Following these guidelines will help maintain your teeth and keep your crown looking and feeling strong.

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