Using state-of-the-art materials, today we can create dental crowns that look, feel, and function very much like a natural tooth - so much so, that even you may forget you have a crown in your mouth!
Lifespan of Your Dental Crown
Dental crowns typically last between 5 and 15 years, but many variables affect a crown’s longevity. Today’s crowns are beautiful and durable, but they are still a dental prosthetic, and you need to care for them properly to extend their lifespan.
The lifespan of a crown relies mostly on the amount of stress to which it is exposed on a daily basis. For this reason, teeth grinding (bruxism) is extremely damaging and can cause a crown to chip or break.
Other bad habits like opening things with your teeth or biting your fingernails can also place excessive pressure on a crown. And of course, the longevity of any dental work depends on how well you care for your teeth by practicing proper oral hygiene and visiting us for semi-annual checkups and cleanings. If we find evidence that you grind your teeth, we will be happy to talk to you about creating a custom nightguard to protect them while you sleep.
Contact Our Alpharetta Dental Office
If you would like more information about extending the life of dental crowns, please call our Alpharetta dental office to arrange a convenient appointment.