A well-maintained dental crown can last around 15 years on average. For dental crowns well treated and cared for, the lifespan can range between 20 and 30 years.
Making Your Dental Crowns Last
Because custom dental crowns act like natural teeth, we recommend caring for them just as you would your pre-treatment smile.
Here are some tips for making your dental crowns last for many years:
- Brush twice daily.
- Floss at least once daily.
- Eat a healthy, balanced diet.
- Avoid sticky, chewy, or hard foods.
- Never use your teeth as tools.
- Visit your dentist for routine exams and teeth cleanings.
- Wear a nightguard if you grind or clench your teeth during sleep.
When to Replace a Crown
As we age, so do our restorations. After several years of use, your dentist may replace your dental crown with a new one so you can enjoy comfortable eating and socializing. Using an old or worn dental crown can lead to a damaged or lost tooth or restoration.
Also, regular visits to your dentist can help us determine if your crown needs any adjustments or repairs. Your dentist can also clean your teeth and ensure there are no signs of underlying cavities or gum disease.
Contact Us Today for a Dental Crown
Do you need a dental crown to restore a brittle or treated tooth? Please call us today at our dental office in Clayton, NC.