Virginia beach Cosmetic and Neuromuscular Dentistry Blog - Dr. Michael Folck

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Lifespan of Dental Crowns

Like fine China, anything, when properly taken care of, can last a lifetime. Teeth are, however, not like fine China. Teeth need to be strong, able to withstand tension, and compression to ensure maximum comfort and ease. You might also want them aesthetically pleasing.

With proper care and a bit of luck, your natural teeth may last a lifetime. But what happens when a tooth gets cracked or chipped through trauma, loses functionality due to decay, or has become discolored or misshapen? That’s where dental crowns come in.

Dental crowns can be used to cover teeth damaged by decay, repair teeth chipped or cracked by trauma, or restore beauty to unsightly teeth. Like all dental restoration, a crown cannot be guaranteed to last forever, but with a solid oral health routine, you can maximize its lifespan.

The average lifespan of a crown is ten years. This is not an indication that after ten years the crown will need to be replaced, or a guarantee that it will not need to be replaced before that, but it is a number we feel confident giving our patients based on years of experience, and our confidence in the structural integrity of the crowns created in our dental labs.

If you live in Virginia Beach, Virginia, and would like more information on dental crown procedures, and longevity, please contact Michael Folck, DDS for an initial consultation.

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