How long do crowns last?
Everyone is different when it comes to the life span of their dental work. Since individual biology and behavior vary, it is difficult to say precisely how long a dental crown will last. After we’ve had a chance to examine your teeth, though, we can usually give you a fairly close estimate.
Improvements in Technology
We’ve seen dramatic improvements in the last ten years in dental materials and technology used to create and place dental crowns. But the life of your crown has a lot to do with your own oral hygiene and behavior, which can significantly impact how long your crown will last. Some things that can affect this are a strong dental bite, gum disease, and excessive force on your teeth due to grinding and clenching.
In general, if you are healthy and follow practice proper oral hygiene, your crowns can be expected to last for about 15 years. If you are really diligent about your overall oral health care, your crowns could last a lifetime.
As part of your regular checkups, Drs. Hilton and Marcincin will examine your crowns for signs of weakness or damage and address any of these problems to prevent your crowns from breaking or coming loose.
We’ve placed many crowns over the years with great results. This experience helps to ensure that your crowns last for as long as possible, especially if you return to our office for your regular dental exams and cleanings.