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Can a Dental Crown Last the Rest of Your Life?


Posted on 1/15/2018 by Dr. Shiotsu
Dental Crown Goichi Shiotsu, DDS WA 98040Having good oral hygiene habits is very important when it comes to your overall oral health. Not watching things, you eat or drink, and brushing and flossing sporadically can lead to numerous different problems.

We want to help you make sure you don't run into these kinds of problems now or in the future. We only get one set of adult teeth to last our lifetime.

We understand things may come up that sometimes go unnoticed until there are warning signs. Sometimes it is difficult to get into small spaces or between teeth and minor procedures need to take place. Our goal is to save your natural teeth for as long as possible. Whatever the case may be, you want to get as much information as possible. Let's talk about how long your crown will last.

How Long Can a Crown Last?

It is important to know that each individual person is different. Crowns can be made from a couple different materials. They could be used to restore strength to a worn down, cracked or broken tooth, to cover or cap a tooth that has had a very large cavity, to cover an odd shaped or off colored tooth, or help support a bridge. Whatever the case may be the lifetime of your crown starts with your oral hygiene practices.

The better you practice oral hygiene the longer the crown can last potentially. Your crown can wear down from trauma or teeth grinding. Many things can determine how long it should last. Typically, a crown can last anywhere from five to fifteen years and sometimes longer. Your crown does not require special care.

Once it is permanently placed you can brush your teeth like you normally do. We do have temporary crowns that are placed while your permanent crown is made. We want to make sure it is aligned with the rest of your teeth.

Continue to brush your teeth twice a day and floss once a day to make sure you are keeping your teeth and gums are clean as possible. Please do not hesitate to contact us with anything that can be cause for concern.

We recommend that you come in for regular office visits, for cleanings and exams every six months, so we can help you keep an eye on things.

We would rather have you stop in as soon as possible if it is something as simple as filling a cavity than pulling a tooth out later on down the road. Please call us with any questions or concerns, or to schedule your appointment today. We look forward to hearing from you.
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