With good oral hygiene practices, dental crowns can last between 10 and 30 years. However, this depends on the health of the underlying tooth and the stress you put it under. Dr. Jeff Bellisario can craft a custom dental crown that matches your other teeth and provide you with care instructions to make your results last as long as possible.
To maximize the lifespan of your dental crown, there are a few unhealthy mouth habits you should avoid. To extend the results of your porcelain dental crown, you should:
- Avoid chewing on hard objects. To help prevent damage to your crowns and your natural teeth, you should stop chewing on your fingernails, ice, or hard candy.
- Avoid grinding your teeth. Also known as bruxism, grinding your teeth can cause both crowns and natural teeth to crack or chip. If you have bruxism, Dr. Bellisario can provide you with a mouthguard to wear while you sleep to avoid clenching.
- Brush your teeth and floss regularly. Even if you have crowns, you should still practice good dental hygiene. Brush your teeth 2-3 times per day and floss twice daily to help clear debris around the gumline. This will help protect the underlying structure of your crown.
- Schedule a checkup every 6 months. During your visits, Dr. Bellisario will do a full cleaning and check your mouth for signs of cavities, tooth trauma, and decay. He will also examine your dental crowns to make sure there are no serious gaps between the crown and other natural teeth.
By following these simple steps, you will be able to maintain a healthy smile and protect your crowns from unnecessary damage.
Thinking About Getting Dental Crowns? Call The Office of Dr. Bellisario Today
If you want to know more about porcelain dental crowns and if they are right for you, contact Dr. Jeff Bellisario today at 610-642-7024 to schedule an initial consultation. He will examine your teeth and create a treatment plan to address your concerns. We are proud to serve patients living in Ardmore, Newtown Square, Havertown, and the surrounding Main Line area of Pennsylvania.