How Long Your Dental Crown Will Last

Dental Crowns Palm Beach Gardens, FL

Dental Crowns are a great way to restore, renew and replace teeth that are in bad shape or completely missing. However, they have to last in order for them to do their job. While dental crowns are permanently placed, there is the potential for them to fail later on down the line. Additionally, accidents or damage to the crown can jeopardize how long they last. Ready to find out more about the lifespan of dental crowns?

How long do dental crowns last?

The following information outlines what to expect in regards to the lifespan of a dental crown. Keep reading to learn more!

The average

On average, dental crowns are said to last up to 15 years. However, this number tends to vary based on the type of dental crown. Modern-day dentistry has allowed for the evolution of porcelain dental crowns, which are said to be the most popular and one of the strongest. Originally, the only type of dental crown that was available was made of gold or metal alloys. Today, gold crowns still tend to last a while. However, certain metal alloy ones are known to fail within 10 years or so. 

Associated factors

Outside of the average, there are a lot of factors that play into how long a dental crown will last. Patients that grind their teeth at night are a lot more likely to need a crown replacement within a couple of years, as opposed to 15. Additionally, those who eat tough meats or sticky candies are also a lot more likely to experience a broken crown within the first few years of placement. 

Patients that avoid certain habits such as nail-biting or jaw-clenching have a better chance of maintaining their dental crown for 15+ years. In some cases, dental crowns can even last 20-30 years, however, it is solely dependent on the patient's oral hygiene and eating habits. 

Ways to make dental crowns last longer

There are a lot of things that patients can do to make their dental crowns last longer than the average of 15 years. First and foremost, oral hygiene is the most important thing. Brushing after every meal and flossing at least once a day can help ensure that the crown remains in good shape. Good oral hygiene helps contribute to oral and dental health. 

Secondly, it is best to avoid using teeth for anything other than eating. A lot of people have a bad habit of biting their nails or using their teeth to open bottle caps. Both of these habits can lead to a broken dental crown, which disrupts the goal of making it last. Aside from chewing on inedible items, it also important to be extra careful with the foods that are consumed. Avoiding meats with bones and especially sticky things like gum or taffy can ensure a long-lasting dental crown. 

Reach out today!

Any questions or concerns regarding dental crowns and their lifespan should be addressed by a dentist. Reach out today to learn more or to get started with a dental crown procedure.

Request an appointment here: https://www.pbgdentist.com or call Holcroft Cosmetic & Family Dentistry at (561) 692-7449 for an appointment in our Palm Beach Gardens office.

Check out what others are saying about our dental services on Yelp: Dental Crowns in Palm Beach Gardens, FL.

Recent Posts

Ask A General Dentist - FAQs About Dental Implants

Dental Implants are a popular teeth replacement solution that involves placing a titanium post in the jawbone to serve as the support system for a replacement tooth. Understanding more about dental implants and how they can restore the appearance, health and functionality of your smile can help you decide if treatment is for you. General dentists…

When You Should Get A Wisdom Tooth Extraction

A Wisdom Tooth Extraction is a procedure that not a lot of people look forward to. However, these procedures are done in order to avoid future complications such as pain, overcrowding or crookedness, which makes them worthwhile in the end. Wondering when to get a wisdom tooth extraction? There are some scenarios that may make…

Welcome To Holcroft Cosmetic & Family Dentistry

We are committed to providing quality service to residents located In the Palm Beach Gardens, FL area. Our website has additional information about the following topics: Dentist, Cosmetic Dentist, Family Dentist, General Dentist, Emergency Dentist, Dental Implants, Teeth Whitening, Dental Veneers, Dentures and Dental Crowns.

Don't Ignore Your Sleep Apnea

The Alaska Sleep Clinic estimates that 20 million Americans live with obstructive Sleep Apnea, a condition that causes the cessation of breathing while one sleeps. The most obvious primary symptoms of OSA are snoring and gasping for air in the middle of the night, though the condition causes several secondary symptoms that can negatively affect…

Recent Posts

Ask A General Dentist &#    ; FAQs About Dental Implants

Ask A General Dentist - FAQs About Dental Implants

Dental Implants are a popular teeth replacement solution that involves placing a titanium post in the jawbone to serve as the support system for a replacement tooth. Understanding more about dental implants and how they can restore the appearance, health and functionality of your smile can help you decide if treatment is for you. General dentists…

When You Should Get A Wisdom Tooth Extraction

When You Should Get A Wisdom Tooth Extraction

A Wisdom Tooth Extraction is a procedure that not a lot of people look forward to. However, these procedures are done in order to avoid future complications such as pain, overcrowding or crookedness, which makes them worthwhile in the end. Wondering when to get a wisdom tooth extraction? There are some scenarios that may make…