Typically, when a patient goes to a dentist and they have a dental crown or crown(s) put in, they may hear the crown referred to as a “permanent crown.” This statement can be a bit misleading to some patients, as they then think the “permanent” crown is going to last “forever.” However, that is rarely the case. To be honest, a permanent crown is called that to help distinguish it from a “temporary” crown, in fact, a temporary crown is placed over the tooth to protect the tooth until the permanent one can be placed. We thought it would be helpful to give you some idea of how long a crown should last – and steps that can be taken to extend the life span for as long as you can.
Tips for Extending the Life of Your Permanent Crown Restoration
Just because the crown is durable and strong does not mean that nothing can happen to it – precautions still need to be taken. So, here are some tried and true tips to keep your crown from any damage and in proper shape for years to come.
Now, just to cover all the bases here are just a few “Do Nots” to help extend the life of your crown:
If you have any questions or concerns about caring for your dental crown restorations, please call the experts at Holman Family Dentistry. We are more than happy to answer any questions you may have and schedule you for a consultation to discuss your dental crown restoration care or procedures. Call: 479.795.1101. We look forward to hearing from you.
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