With proper maintenance and care, you can expect to enjoy your oral health investment for up to 25 to 30 years! Many variables affect how long your dental crown will last, which include a patient's oral hygiene and lifestyle.
How Can I Make Sure I Get Full Use of My Dental Crown?
Dental crowns are beautiful and natural-looking tooth restorations, and if you have one, you're likely to be invested in extending the lifespan of your new dental prosthetic. An important step in ensuring that your dental crown stays in perfect condition is to brush and floss daily. During your oral hygiene routine, pay extra attention to the area surrounding the dental crown, including your gum line. While the tooth crown itself cannot suffer from tooth decay or infection, the tooth underneath the crown is vulnerable and needs to be protected.
Do you clench or grind your teeth? Nothing will chip or break your dental crown quicker than sustained pressure over time. If you think you clench or grind your teeth at night, Dr. Roberto Bellegarrigue can custom fabricate a night-guard to wear while sleeping that protects your dental crown and surrounding teeth.
Avoid chewing or biting on hard substances like hard candy, fingernails, ice, pens, or other dense material. These substances can damage your dental crown along with your natural teeth.
Always come by to see us! Maintain your regular dental check-ups so we can keep an eye out on your crown and check for any signs of distress or wear-and-tear.
Schedule Your Dental Check-Up Today
If it's been a while since your last dental visit, give North Tampa Dentistry a call today. We are here to help you maintain perfect oral health and to keep your dental crown healthy. Click here to contact our Tampa office.