Keep Those Crowns Longer: Factors That Determine Dental Crown Lifespan

Dental CrownThere are many ways to keep teeth clean and white. It can be as simple as brushing and flossing or as complex as installing dental crowns.

When it comes to dental crowns, Castle Ceramics knows that high-quality crowns and bridges are made to last for a long time. There are, however, certain factors that can affect the lifespan of the dental crown.

Dental Hygiene Habits

People who practice good oral hygiene can prolong the life of a dental crown. Good oral hygiene keeps the area under the crown from decaying. For people to practice good dental hygiene, they should brush at least twice a day. It is also important to floss at least once a day to remove plaque and food stuck between the teeth and gums.

While good oral hygiene can extend the life a dental crown, poor hygiene habits can shorten it by weakening the crown material. Both natural teeth and the dental crown are prone to tooth decay. Tooth decay can damage the tooth roots and may lead to crown damage.

Visits to the Dentist

People with dental crowns should make it a habit to visit their dentist regularly (preferably at least twice a year). It is the responsibility of the dentist to examine the crown and spot any signs of capping, trauma and decay. The dentist may also perform oral prophylaxis to make sure that the natural teeth are healthy enough to support the dental crown.

Force Applied on the Dental Crown

While dental crowns are designed to be durable, excessive biting may shorten its lifespan. Those with dental crowns should minimise, if not avoid completely, chewing hard candy, ice and other similar foods. Those with a nervous habit of chewing nails, pen caps and pencils should refrain from grinding these hard objects with their dental crown.

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Dental crowns are not very difficult to maintain. They can last a lifetime as long as people practice good oral hygiene and visit their dentist for early signs of dental crown problems.