How Long Do Dental Crowns Last?

Wherever a patient needs a dental crown in Clermont, they usually have two questions:

How long will the process last? and
How long will the crown last?

While we have quite an accurate answer for the first question, when it comes to estimating the lifespan of a dental crown, things aren't as straightforward. A lot of different factors can influence the longevity of the crown, meaning that it can last anywhere from a few years to a few decades.

Things That Can Influence the Dental Crown Lifespan

On average, a dental crown can last between five and fifteen years, but as we've mentioned, several factors can affect their lifespan.

If the crown has been made from high-quality materials, has been installed by a skilled technician, and you are practicing proper oral hygiene, then you can expect the crown to last for decades.

Of course, this would be a perfect scenario. And, because life rarely is perfect, you need to be mindful of the things that could affect your dental crown's longevity, such as:

  • Your oral hygiene: The dental crown needs the same care just as your natural teeth. You need to brush your teeth for at least two minutes, two times a day, and floss thoroughly every night. You should also visit your dentist at least once a year so they can check your oral health and address any potential issues in time. They can also perform an in-depth cleaning that will remove all the debris and plaque that a regular toothbrush can't.
  • Bad habits: Do you grind or clench your teeth aggressively? Do you tend to use your teeth as tools to open various packages or bottles? All of these habits can wear down your teeth and affect the integrity of the enamel. If you tend to use your teeth as tools, then you need to become more mindful of this habit. If you tend to grind your teeth, then you can discuss it with your dentist and start using a mouthguard at night to protect your teeth.
  • The type of crown: The material used and how well the crown was made can also influence its longevity. Zirconia is the sturdiest material, but this type of crown doesn't always fit right. The dentist will decide the best material based on the location of the tooth, how much of your natural tooth will remain intact, and how much of the tooth will be shown when you are smiling.

Dental Crowns at Clermont Family Dentistry

A dental crown is a big deal and you need a skilled team of dentists who know how to make your smile look seamless.

At Clermont Family Dentistry, we only use the latest tools and technologies to offer excellent dental care in a friendly and safe environment.

If you want to book your appointment, then all you have to do is to fill out this online contact form.

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