Lifespan Of Crowns
The average lifespan of a dental crown is approximately ten years. However, this is dependent on the stresses it endures and the care and maintenance you provide it with. If you practice optimal oral hygiene and minimize your dental crowns wear and tear, it could survive for many more years.
Here are some tips to ensure the longevity of your dental crown:
Maintain Good Oral Hygiene
Brushing and flossing twice a day is the most certain way to extend the lifespan of your dental crown. However, there are additional aspects to keep in mind:
- At Smiles By Sands, we provide our patients with porcelain dental crowns. While porcelain is the most aesthetically pleasing, it’s also the most susceptible to abrasive agents.
- Use a soft-bristled toothbrush
- Pay specific care to minimize plaque buildup and tooth decay on the areas surrounding your dental crown
Keep Inedible Objects Out Of Your Mouth
Nail biting, pen chewing, ice crunching, or any other object you might chomp on will considerably lessen the longevity of your dental crown. If you’re considering whitening your smile with a dental crown, be sure to eliminate these habits from your lifestyle prior to beginning the procedure.
Stop Clenching And Grinding Your Teeth
The stresses of teeth grinding will quickly destroy your dental crown. If this is a conscious habit, strive to rid yourself of it. If this occurs while sleeping, Smiles By Sands will provide you with a protective guard to wear through the evening.
Take Care Of Your Dental Crown
You can increase the lifespan of your dental crown by providing proper post-treatment care. Remember, your crowned tooth will never be as strong as the tooth it’s protecting once was. Restrict your diet to softer foods that don’t require excessive and forceful chewing.
If you have additional questions regarding the lifespan of dental crowns, please contact Smiles By Sands today to speak with one of our experienced cosmetic dentists. Smiles By Sands serves the residents of Valley Village, Studio City, Sherman Oaks, Burbank, and Hollywood, California.