Crowns are similar to a cap that is placed over a tooth, and are used to save and restore a damaged tooth. Crowns allow patients to be able to use their tooth again, and they look and feel natural in the mouth. Crowns help to make damaged teeth stronger and durable, and are color matched to look exactly like a patient’s natural teeth. Crowns are one of the most common procedures done in our office today.
Crowns may be needed for the following:
- To help restore a stained, broken, misshapen, or broken tooth.
- After a root canal treatment.
- A patient has a cracked or damaged tooth that is in need of repair.
On average, crowns last anywhere between 5 to 15 years. The lifespan of a crown depends on the wear and tear of the crown. If there is a higher level of wear and tear, this can lead to crown replacement. If good oral hygiene habits are practiced, crowns can last between 25-30 years.
There are ways to help your crown last longer and stay in good condition.
Tips to help your crown last:
- Avoid biting down on hard objects or foods.
- Attend regular dental appointments in our office to ensure your crown remains healthy.
- Avoid grinding or clenching your teeth. Mouthguards may be recommended if a patient suffers from bruxism.
If you notice any chips, cracks, or pain associated with your crown, contact our office immediately and we can help.
If you are interested in finding out more about our crown procedures, contact Generations Family Dentistry to schedule your appointment.