Dental crowns serve a wide range of purposes, from protecting weak or cracked teeth to improving the appearance of a tooth that is discolored or misshapen. Whether you already have a dental crown or you are considering having the procedure done, you may be wondering whether or not they will eventually need to be replaced. If you have any questions about crowns, the best first step to take is to schedule a consultation with your dentist.
Here’s what you need to know about the durability of your dental crowns.
Dental crowns are designed to last.
One of the chief advantages of dental crowns is that they are engineered to hold up to continual use. After all, they are meant to serve the same role as any of your natural teeth, which means they need to be able to stand up to the same pressures. If you take proper care of them, CEREC dental crowns should last for anywhere from 10 to 15 years. Once your permanent crowns are in place, you shouldn’t have to worry about having them replaced for a long time.
Proper care can extend their lifespan.
A dental crown’s natural lifespan is affected by a number of factors, including the amount of wear and tear that it sustains over time. The most important thing you can do to protect your dental crowns is to take good care of your teeth and gums. The more stable your oral health is, the less likely it is that your crowns will be undermined by tartar and decay. If you follow good oral care practices and also avoid putting unnecessary strain on your crowns—such as by grinding your teeth or frequently chewing hard candy—then your crowns should stand you in good stead for many years.
Older crowns may need to be replaced.
In some cases, an older dental crown may need to be removed and replaced by your dentist. Most often, this happens because of the presence of tooth decay under the crown. However, replacing your original crown with a newer CEREC crown has the advantage of providing greater stability for your teeth. Investing in a high-quality crown will pay off in the long run, as crowns made from stronger materials such as ceramic are more likely to endure.
Long Island Implant and Cosmetic Dentistry is proud to offer high-quality CEREC crowns on Long Island for the benefit of clients who are looking for a safe, effective solution to weak, unsightly, or misshapen teeth. To make sure our patients always have a positive experience, we offer multiple dental sedation options
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