How Long Do Dental Crowns Last?

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Dental crowns are an incredibly versatile restorative treatment that can transform your smile and restore your oral health. If you currently have a crown or need one, it’s essential to understand the ins and outs of crowns so that you can continue to properly care for your smile. Keep reading to learn more about dental crowns!

What Is a Dental Crown?

A crown is a hollow, tooth-shaped cap designed to fit over an existing tooth. Crowns can be made from a variety of materials including metal, ceramic, and porcelain. Ceramic and porcelain crowns are the most popular material option because they have a natural-looking, tooth-like finish.

What Can Dental Crowns Fix?

Dental crowns are a common dental restoration because they are able to correct and fix an array of dental issues. They can be used to:

  • Correct severe tooth discoloration
  • Cover a severely misshapen tooth
  • Support a worn-down, broken tooth
  • Strengthen a tooth after root canal treatment
  • Replace a missing tooth with dental implants or bridges

Do Crowns Need to Be Replaced?

Dental crowns are durable, long-lasting tooth restorations. With proper care, they can last up to 15 years before being replaced. To increase the longevity of your crown, we recommend not putting excessive pressure on your crown by eating hard foods or opening packages with your teeth. It’s also important to brush your dental crown and floss between it to prevent cavities from forming underneath the crown and gum disease.

High-Quality Dental Crowns in Seattle, Washington

At Reen Chung, DDS, we offer a full suite of restorative services, including dental crowns. We take the time to get to know each patient so that we can provide exceptional, personalized treatment plans. Our mission is to help patients achieve a lifetime of great oral health. We would love to help restore your smile. Please contact us to schedule your dental crown consultation!

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