How Long Will Dental Crowns Last? Answers from Passion Family Dental North Lakes
Dental crowns are known for restoring and increasing the functionality of teeth affected by decay and/or trauma.
Without proper care and maintenance, dental crowns are prone to chipping, breaking, becoming loose and even getting decay.
To get the most out of your dental crowns, you need to understand the proper care and habits that can help you extend the life of your crown for several years to come.
Factors That Affect Dental Crown Longevity
Dental crowns are a great way to keep your teeth healthy. A few things to keep in mind are the following:
#1 Material and Placement: Porcelain is the most commonly used material because it is strong and can be colour-matched on your teeth and looks natural. Your North Lakes dentist will help you determine which crown material is best for you.
#2 Oral Hygiene: Poor oral hygiene is a way to develop decay under your crown. Oral hygiene is important. Make sure you look after your teeth and gums to help your teeth stay healthy and keep your crown longer.
#3 Dental Habits: If you grind or clench your teeth, that can be a major factor in the lifespan of your crown and your teeth.
Crowns can crack or become fractured, but your North Lakes dentist can fit you for a nightguard, which is a dental appliance that fits over your teeth and acts as a barrier for grinding and clenching and will greatly increase the life of your crown or other dental restorations.
Can a Dental Crown Last a Lifetime?
Dental crowns are permanent, but they may still need to be replaced after many years.
If your crown is done well, you keep up with good oral hygiene and maintain proper care; your crown can last you decades or even a lifetime.
How to Protect Dental Crowns
Protecting your crowns and other restorations requires the same kind of care that it takes to maintain proper oral hygiene.
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 North Lakes dentist yearly (or as recommended) for check-ups and cleanings
The Passion Family Dental North Lakes Promise!
At Passion Family Dental North Lakes, we believe high-quality dental care can only be achieved by placing our patients first.
We have free parking, allocated specifically for our patients available on-site, as well as on-street parking.
We are wheelchair friendly!
Our regular hours are from Monday to Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.
For patients needing attention on Saturdays, Sundays, or after hours, call us to set an appointment.
To learn more, contact your North Lakes dentist today!
We are your patient-friendly dentist located at Unit 4/6 Endeavour Boulevard in North Lakes.