How Long Will Dental Crowns Last? Answers from Norlane Dental Aesthetics and Implants
Crowns are permanent restorations, but they may still need to be replaced after several years.
If your crown is done well, you keep up with good oral hygiene and maintain proper care of your crown and natural teeth; your crown can last you decades or even a lifetime.
Reasons Why Your Dental Crown May Not Last Long
A few things to keep in mind are the following:
Ill-Placed or Poorly-Made Crowns: Porcelain is the most commonly used material because it is strong and can be colour-matched on your teeth, and looks natural. Your Norlane dentist will help you determine which crown material is best for you.
Bad 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.
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 Norlane 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.
The Average Lifespan of a Dental Crown
On average, a dental crown can last between 10 and 30 years if well cared for.
Keep Your Dental Crowns in Good Condition
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:
Always practice a good dental hygiene routine, including brushing at least twice a day and flossing once a day.
When brushing, pay attention to the area around the crown, especially the gumline. This will help to protect the area underneath the crown from decay.
Avoid clenching or grinding your teeth — this cause chipping/cracking to your crown. If you clench or grind your teeth, wear a custom-made nightguard while sleeping.
This will protect your crowns and your natural teeth.
Don’t bite fingernails or chew on ice, hard candy, or any other hard objects. This can cause damage to crowns and your natural teeth.
Attend routine dental cleaning and check-up appointments. At these visits, your Norlane dentist will examine your crown for any signs of decay, trauma, or gaps between the tooth and the crown.
Dental Health Now at Norlane Dental Aesthetics and Implants!
Dental crown problems should be addressed as early as possible to ensure the problem does not worsen.
We would always recommend seeing a dentist for a routine check-up to ensure nothing is out of the ordinary.
We are located at 21 Princes Highway in Norlane.