Dental crowns are restorative procedures that ensure you have a beautiful smile, and they also restore the health and function of your tooth. A dental crown should last for many years as long as you observe proper oral hygiene. Brushing and flossing is something that you need to do daily at least twice a day. This is one method that ensures that your crowns are long-lasting. Our specialists at Canatella Dental will ensure that you have a healthy and attractive smile by giving you a crown that looks like your natural teeth.
How Long Can Crowns Last?
You should avoid certain behaviors if you want your dental crown to endure as long as possible. First and foremost, you must avoid clenching or grinding your teeth. If you have bruxism, commonly known as teeth grinding, you should wear a night guard while sleeping to prevent your teeth from grinding. If you clench your teeth, the teeth will likely break or chip. If you participate in sports, you should use a sports mouth guard to protect the crown.
You must maintain good oral hygiene by brushing and flossing. Ensure that you brush on the hidden area that is below the gum line. If you take good care of your crown by practicing good oral hygiene, it should last for 15 years before it needs repair or replacement. In some situations, crowns have been known to last for 25 to 30 years.
Functions of a Dental Crown
To assist in maintaining the size, strength, form, and aesthetics of a broken, weak, or decaying tooth, our dental specialists will install a crown on it. When a tooth is lost, your dentist will place a dental implant on top of which your crown will be placed. The crown can be formed of a single material or a combination of components.
Although gold alloy and other metal alloy alternatives are long-lasting and cost-effective, they do not appear like your actual teeth. Porcelain, acrylic, or ceramic crowns can be altered to appear more natural. The durability of acrylic and ceramic materials is well known. Porcelain is more prone to chipping and shattering, but adding it to a metal shell may boost its tensile strength while maintaining its appealing tooth-like appearance.
Our dentist will recommend that you use dental crowns to restore the aesthetic functions of a damaged or broken tooth. At Canatella Dental, we will assist you in getting a dental crown. You can call us to book an appointment at (504) 269-3486. We are here to offer customized crown treatment for our patients.