How long your tooth crown will last depends on multiple factors, including how excellent your oral hygiene is and the type of material that makes up your crown.
Dental crowns cannot decay like your regular teeth, which means you don’t have to worry about cavities or root canals for the tooth crown itself. Your artificial crowns are still susceptible to damage, such as fracturing and cracking, however, and it’s still possible for your remaining natural tooth structure underneath the crown to decay.
When Do Dental Crowns Need to Be Replaced?
When it comes to the lifespan of a dental crown, a rough average is approximately ten years. In reality, tooth crowns can last anywhere from five years to more than twenty years—occasionally even lasting a lifetime for patients who are meticulous with their dental care.
The life of your tooth crown will depend on:
- How well you brush and floss
- Whether you stay current on your six-month dental checkups
- Your diet
- Whether you experience any facial trauma that could damage the crown
- How quickly you seek treatment after you notice a fracture or problem with your dental crown
- Whether your tooth crown is made of metal, porcelain, resin, or another material
If you have a question about the lifespan of your dental crown in Aurora, IL, our knowledgeable dentists can provide the answers. Feel free to call Prairie Dental Care during our business hours Monday through Saturday at (630) 907-0330.