How Long Should a Crown Last If I Get It in 2020?

Made out porcelain that can replicate the look of natural teeth, dental crowns fit over your teeth and are designed to improve their size and shape. They can also do wonders for their function. If you receive dental crowns, you’ll enjoy stronger teeth and find it easier to chew and speak. Keep reading to learn more about crowns and how long they may last.

Good Candidates for Dental Crowns

A dental crown may make sense if your teeth are decayed, cracked, broken, or misshapen. You may also require one after a root canal so that your damaged teeth can retain some strength. After performing a thorough evaluation of your mouth, teeth, and gums, Dr. McNeely can determine whether you may benefit from a dental crown. Our friend and Garner, NC dental crown expert Dr. Adam Moore supports a thorough evaluation before making a final decision. 

Crowns Will Last a Long Time

If you undergo a crown treatment in 2020, rest assured that it’ll last quite some time. Most patients find that their crowns last them anywhere between 5 and 15 years. Fortunately, there are some things you can do to increase the longevity of your crown.

First and foremost, treat your crown as well as you treat your natural teeth. Brush them twice a day while flossing once daily. Try to be selective with the brush and floss you choose and only opt for those products that are recommended by the American Dental Association. Our Midlothian, VA dentist friend Dr. Brent Rusnak always errs with the ADA when it comes to new and innovative dental products. 

In addition, make every effort to stay away from chewing ice, hard candy and objects like pencils pens. You should also make an appointment with Dr. McNeely for a professional exam and cleaning every six months or so. Take good care of your crowns and they’ll take good care of you.

Schedule an Appointment at McNeely Family Dentistry

If you have further questions about crowns or would like to schedule an appointment, don’t hesitate to contact our office at 704-496-9001. We look forward to hearing from you and providing you with the prompt, quality service you deserve.

McNeely Family Dentistry