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29

How Long Can You Expect Crowns on Front Teeth to Last?

Posted in Crowns

Dental crowns are beautiful. They can transform your smile by covering up imperfections on your front teeth. They’re also valuable restorations as they provide an essential investment in your weak or decayed enamel. Naturally, you want crowned front teeth to last as long as possible.

Just how long can you reasonably expect?

How Long Dental Crowns Can Last

Most insurance companies will pay for a crown once in a five-year period. This means that they expect a crown to last that long whether it’s on a front or back tooth. Any concerned dentist would be disappointed to see a crown last less than 10 years. Many caps on front teeth last upwards of 15 years since those teeth don’t experience as much wear and tear as the back ones.

There is no guarantee, however, that your crown will last even five years if you don’t take proper care of it.

Make the Crown on Your Front Tooth Last

Dental crowns don’t just fall apart or fall off on their own. There’s usually an external factor that causes crowns to fail. Poor oral hygiene and habits like nail biting can shorten a restoration’s lifespan.

Do the following to ensure that your crown lasts as long as possible:

  • Brush and floss your crown daily
  • Use fluoride products
  • Wear mouth guards if you play sports or grind your teeth in your sleep
  • Avoid using your front teeth as tools to bite into hard foods or tear open packages

As it turns out, you have a lot of control over how long a crown on your front tooth can last.

Learn more about beautiful strong crowns for restoring front teeth by contacting a cosmetic dentist in your area.

Posted on behalf of:
Gilreath Dental Associates
200 White St NW
Marietta, GA 30060
(770) 514-1224

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