Why is a Dental Crown Needed?

  • To protect a weak tooth from breaking or to hold together parts of a cracked tooth
  • To restore an already broken tooth or a tooth that has been severely worn down
  • To cover and support a tooth with a large filling when there isn't a lot of tooth left
  • To hold a dental bridge in place
  • To cover misshaped or severely discolored teeth
  • To cover a dental implant
  • To make a cosmetic modification

How Long Do Dental Crowns Last?

On average, dental crowns last between 5 and 15 years.

The life span of a crown depends on the amount of "wear and tear" the crown is exposed to, how well you follow good oral hygiene practices, and your personal mouth-related habits.

For example, you should avoid:
  • Grinding or clenching your teeth
  • Chewing ice
  • Biting your fingernails
  • Using your teeth to open packaging

Does a Crowned Tooth Require Special Care?

While a crowned tooth does not require any special care, remember that simply because a tooth is crowned does not mean the tooth is protected from decay or gum disease.

Continue to follow good oral hygiene practices:

  • Brush your teeth at least twice a day
  • Floss daily, especially around the crown area where the gum meets the tooth
  • Rinse with an antibacterial mouthwash at least once a day

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