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What Is the Lifespan of a Dental Crown?

July 6, 2022
Posted By: Anderson Dental
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Dental crowns are among the most proven known dental restorations, with the earliest iterations going back thousands of years. You won't get much more time-tested than that, but dental crowns have also made tremendous advances over the centuries. Modern tooth crowns are meticulously planned and made from advanced materials, like zirconia and ceramic porcelain.

This means that a dental crown we place at Anderson Dental in Champaign, IL will fit well and look great, but more importantly, it will last for years. Of course, just how many years depends on several factors. Mostly, your care and maintenance will be the primary factor in a restoration that could last a lifetime.

Dental Crown Lifespan Starts with Quality Materials

A dental crown restores a severely damaged tooth by covering it completely, protecting your tooth like a helmet protects your head. At our Champaign, IL dentist office, we are proud to offer CEREC same-day tooth crowns made right here in one visit. With this technology, we mill your dental restoration from a single piece of high-density ceramic to match your natural tooth shape and shade.

Though this dental crown technology is emerging, adequately designed and correctly placed CEREC crowns have been shown to last between ten and fifteen years. This timeframe's wide variability circles back to you and how well you care for your dental crown.

How to Make Your Tooth Crown Last Longer

Though your daily care routine for a dental crown is the same as for your natural teeth, you may still take steps to maximize its lifespan.

  1. Maintain regular dentist checkups
  2. If you play sports, wear a mouthguard
  3. If you tend to grind your teeth, wear a nightguard
  4. Your teeth aren't pliers; avoid using them to loosen knots or hold items
  5. Avoid chewing ice or other foods like hard candy

Restore Teeth with Dental Crowns in Champaign, IL

At Anderson Dental, our team of dental professionals can plan, design, create and place a CEREC dental crown in one visit so that you can enjoy a high-quality tooth restoration without the week's long wait. So if you have a damaged tooth you don't want to lose, we hope you'll contact our dental office to arrange a visit today.

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