Dental crowns serve functional and aesthetic purposes and provide a covering for the entire exposed part of a tooth. Crowns look like a natural tooth, and allow you to bite and chew normally, but how long do they last?
The Timeline For Crowns Vary
The level of wear on a crown is unique to each individual, and there is no finite amount of time a crown can last. Dental crowns can last for many years if you take proper care of your teeth. In fact, it’s entirely possible that you can enjoy multiple decades of use from a crown. Researchers found that 50 to 80 percent of crowns lasted for five to fifteen years, but even with proper care, crowns will not last indefinitely.
Crowns, Just Like Natural Teeth Require Good Oral Hygiene
- Brush your teeth with a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste every morning and every night, especially where the crown meets the gum line. The crown itself will never decay, but the lack of proper brushing can lead to decay below the crown.
- Flossing is also important at least once a day so your crown will be protected from the harmful particles that your toothbrush can’t reach.
- Rinse your mouth with antibacterial mouthwash to kill germs and remove debris that your toothbrush misses.
- Make sure you visit Dr. Evanson every six months for a professional cleaning and exam. These appointments will help you prevent tooth decay, gum disease, and other dental problems, and give our dental team a chance to check on your dental crown.
How Do You Know When a Dental Crown Needs to be Replaced?
Is it time to have your dental crowns replaced? Unless a crown breaks, Dr. Evanson may be the only one who knows for sure if your crown needs changed. If you are experiencing any discomfort or pain in or around your dental crowns, contact us for an examination. Receding gums, hidden cavities, or excessive wear and tear could mean that it’s time to replace your crown. It is critical to replace a cracked or chipped crown, because leaving a damaged crown in your mouth heightens the odds of decay, gum disease and potential tooth loss.
Crowns Made With New Technology Are Superior to Crowns From the Past
With recent advances in materials and fabrication techniques, all-ceramic crowns, available through Dr. Evanson’s office, have proven to be substantially more superior to the old porcelain crowns. CEREC same day crowns are the most advanced restorative dental crown method available in the world of modern dentistry.
Thanks to these improvements, permanent dental crowns can be made during one visit. Dr. Evanson can now create natural-looking ceramic crowns in her dental office.
CEREC utilizes 3D photography and CAD/CAM technology to help design a virtual restoration without taking impressions and, when combined with a milling unit, Dr. Evanson is able to build a customized natural-looking restoration crown while you are in the dentist’s chair during a single visit.
Call for a Consultation
As a General and Family Dentist, Dr. Evanson provides a comprehensive number of dental services, including cosmetic and restorative dentistry, for the whole family.
Whether you need a new crown, or crown replacement or any other dental services, contact our Parker office at 720-409-0008 to schedule an appointment. We are also easily accessible to patients in the neighboring communities of Highlands Ranch, Aurora, Castle Rock and Lone Tree.
A dental crown is a great solution after a root canal, or for a worn down, broken, or injured tooth. It can restore the smile you love and miss, and it can last for years to come with proper care!Leave a reply →