The material crowns are made of can affect how long the crown lasts. Some dental crowns will be more durable than others, and whether you clench or grind your teeth can play a role in the life of your crown.
Taking care of a dental crown:
How long dental crowns will last depends on many other factors in addition to the material they are made of. Practicing good dental hygiene by brushing and flossing twice a day will increase the life of your crowns. You can also increase crown life by limiting consumption of hard or crunchy foods. If you tend to clench or grind your teeth, your crowns may not last longer. Habitual teeth-grinding is called bruxism, and many people do it while they’re sleeping and don’t even realize it. A dentist can determine if you are a nighttime grinder, and explain how that may affect your crowns.
Dental crown needs to be replaced, if it cracked or broken or in case of excessive wear.
If you have additional questions about dental crowns, or if you would like to schedule an appointment, please contact Expressions Dental.