How long should a Dental Crown last?

Categories: General Dentistry

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Dental crowns are an excellent choice to protect and save a severely damaged or cracked tooth. Porcelain dental crowns are crafted from the highest quality of dental materials and are durable enough to withstand everyday usage for five to ten years. However, with proper care and maintenance, dental crowns could last twice as long. While every patient is different, there are a few steps you can take to help your crown and other dental restorations last as long as possible. So today on the blog, our Scotts Valley dentists discuss how long a dental crown should last and share ways to prolong your investment.

How long do crowns last?

In many cases, crowns should last about a decade, although for someone with unmanaged dental disease or poor oral hygiene, the longevity of their crown could be half that. Dental crowns are quite durable, although they are subject to damage, just like your teeth. If you clench and grind your teeth or have bruxism, you could wear down the crown’s outer layer or cause the porcelain to crack. Additionally, trauma or blunt force to the face or mouth could damage your crown. Other factors that affect the longevity of your dental crown include the materials used to fabricate the crown, the dentist’s skill, and your underlying tooth’s condition at the time the crown was placed. However, by choosing the best cosmetic dentist in Scotts Valley, you can ensure longer-lasting results for your dental restorations and crowns.

How to get your crown to last longer

If you decide to get a dental crown to save and protect a damaged tooth, you probably want to make your investment last as long as possible. The best way to get the most out of your money in terms of dental work is to take excellent care of your oral health. In some cases, your crown could last 20 years.

Follow these tips to protect your teeth and your dental work for the long haul

  • Stick to your six-month dental checkups and cleanings.
  • Brush your teeth twice a day.
  • Floss every daily, preferably after your last meal of the day.
  • Wear a nightguard if you have bruxism.
  • Avoid eating foods that could damage your teeth.
  • Don’t use your teeth to open bottles, cans, or packaging.
  • Wear a mouthguard if you participate in sports.

Porcelain Dental Crowns in Scotts Valley, Los Gatos, and Santa Cruz

Whether you need a dental crown for the first time or an old one replaced, Ebrahimian Integrative Dentistry is here to help. We offer all-porcelain crowns in Scotts Valley. By using an in-office CEREC machine, we can craft your new crown during your appointment while you wait. That means you can get a new dental crown in a day. There’s no having to wear a temporary for weeks and return for a second appointment to get your permanent crown. The entire procedure is completed in one visit.

If you’d like to learn more about dental crowns or schedule an appointment, contact Ebrahimian Integrative Dentistry by calling (831) 438-4411 or contact us online today.