How Long Do Dental Crowns Last?

Your teeth might get damaged over time. This can occur for a variety of causes, including decay, trauma, or ageing. As a result, your teeth’s shape and size may deteriorate. Dental crowns are tooth-shaped caps that fit over your natural tooth. Consider it a snug cap for your teeth. The crown improves the shape, size, strength, and look of the tooth. During treatment, the dentist will use the crown to cover the visible section of your tooth and cement it into place.

Who can Get a Dental Crowns Treatment?

Your dentist may recommend you a crown treatment in the following cases:

  • To protect a tooth that has become weak due to decay, breaking, or is cracked
  • To cover a tooth with a large filling and not having enough natural structure for support
  • For covering badly discoloured or misshapen teeth
  • For restoring a broken or severely worn-down tooth
  • To cover a dental implant
  • To hold a dental bridge in place
  • For covering a tooth after it has undergone root canal treatment

 

Benefits of Tooth Crowns

A crown is a long-term solution for protecting a tooth that may have become weak or compromised due to damage.

After treatment, your tooth will be protected against further damage and you will be able to have a natural oral function. If you had a missing tooth replaced by an implant or went through a root canal, then a dental crown’s role is to preserve the results of the treatment and maintain your dental functions.

The lifespan of Dental Crowns

A well-maintained dental crown has an average lifespan of about 15 years. When properly cared for, however, they can endure up to 25-30 years. The mouth is a complicated system, and many factors can influence a crown’s longevity, including a person’s dental hygiene habits and the amount of wear it receives on a daily basis.

Furthermore, the material of the crown can also affect how long it lasts. Different materials have varying benefits and drawbacks. When you are getting this treatment, your dentist will describe the options available and recommend the material most suitable in your case.

Following treatment, you can take certain measures to increase the longevity of the crown. The materials used are typically durable and cannot be directly damaged by decay. However, they can become worn down with use and cavities can form under them if proper dental hygiene is ignored. Therefore, to receive the maximum benefits of dental crowns and for longer, you should maintain basic oral hygiene (flossing and brushing daily as recommended) as well as follow other precautions provided by the dentist. Furthermore, you should regularly visit the dentist so that any problem with the crown, the teeth or gum underneath it, or with your overall oral health can be detected timely.

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