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How Long Does a Dental Crown Last?

Of course, maintaining great dental hygiene can save you from a litany of issues when it comes to your oral health. But sometimes, when dental problems become evident, solutions like a dental crown are necessary to save or restore a tooth.

A dental crown is a relatively common dental cap – it fits over your tooth and can act as a solution to a variety of dental issues, such as holding a bridge intact, restoring broken or worn teeth or covering teeth that have fillings.

But just how long will a dental crown last and how do you care for it? Keep reading to learn more.

Dental crowns – ins and outs

Generally, dental crowns will not last for a lifetime. However, when cared for properly, they can last several decades. But everyone is different.

General wearing on the crown can cause it to break or weaken. For example, chewing a lot of foods that are hard, such as nuts or candy, can further weaken a crown. Also, food that gets stuck under the crown can cause it to loosen.

In addition to being conscious of what you eat, the best way to ensure your dental crown lasts as long as possible is to brush twice a day and floss daily to keep it, and your other teeth, in top condition. But use care when flossing so the string does not get hooked under the crown.

Further, if you grind your teeth, it is wise to get a mouthguard to protect your crown and your teeth.

If your crown falls out, call us right away, as we can cement back in place if the crown is in satisfactory condition.

Your elite metro Detroit dentist

Birmingham Center for Cosmetic Dentistry is your go-to Birmingham, Michigan dentist. Our office staff is experienced and equipped to handle any dental woe that comes your way. Whether you are in need of a crown or something else, we are here for you.

As a reliable and respected dental office in southeast Michigan, Dr. Milan and his staff strive to ensure your experience is top notch from beginning to end. And we also strive to keep you completely comfortable and exceed expectations.

As leaders in preventative, cosmetic and restorative dentistry, we can help you achieve the healthiest smile of your life! Call us to learn more.

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