We know that when you undergo a dental procedure, you want the work you get to last as long as possible. This is certainly true when you're considering dental crowns, and we get a lot of questions about the durability of porcelain crowns.
There are two answers to the question of how long a dental crown can last. The simplest answer is that crowns generally last between five and 15 years – some have been known to last up to 20 years. Crowns are made from strong, durable porcelain, and they will last you a long time.
The second answer is a bit more involved. The durability of your crown will depend on many factors, most of which are under your control. You need to maintain your porcelain dental crown if it is to last you as long as possible. You can do this by:
- Practicing sound dental hygiene, which means brushing your teeth at least twice a day and flossing regularly – put a special emphasis on the point where the crown meets your gum line.
- Avoid grinding or clenching your teeth, as these behaviors put a serious strain on your crown. If you grind your teeth unconsciously while you sleep, we can help you find a mouth guard to wear in bed.
- Avoid biting down on hard objects.
And, of course, it's important to choose the right dentist. Our dentists will apply your crown in a way that maximizes its durability and utility.
If you live in or around Ardmore, Pennsylvania and you want to learn more about dental crowns, please call The Office of Dr. Bellisario todayat 610-642-7024 for a consultation and examination.