How long will a crown last?
For a tooth that has been damaged, filled, or cracked, Dr. Foncea of Sequoyah Dental Arts in Knoxville may recommend the placement of a dental crown to protect the tooth from further breakage. Dental crowns are made of either gold and/or porcelain that are placed over a tooth in order to provide protection. They are used on damaged teeth, or teeth that have recently undergone root canals. This is because a root canal can make it more susceptible to fractures.
Dental crowns are strong, and with the proper care and maintenance, can last from ten to twenty years. In order to keep them intact and functional, it is essential that patients follow a good oral hygiene regimen, which includes regular brushing, daily flossing, and continued maintenance, check-ups, and in-office cleanings with Dr. Foncea of Sequoyah Dental Arts. By doing this, Dr. Foncea can regularly monitor the crown’s condition and be aware if it needs replacement or additional attention.
Taking care of your teeth is important, as well as taking care of any dental crowns, veneers, or other cosmetic work that are is in your mouth. You must also protect your crowns by not chewing on extremely hard objects or candy. Doing so can cause your dental crown to crack and break, requiring it to be replaced.
Dr. Foncea of Knoxville’s Sequoyah Dental Arts takes pride in his work, and advises his patients to take proper care of their teeth and dental work. For patients that need to protect a damaged or filled tooth, dental crowns may be the best solution. Call today to schedule a consultation appointment and find out if dental crowns can help you keep your teeth looking their absolute best while protecting them from further damage.