When Will My Dental Crown Need To Be Replaced?

Dental crowns are often used for a variety of reasons. In some cases a crown might be necessary for a tooth that has experienced tooth decay similar to a cavity. In other cases crowns are used after a root canal procedure or after a dental bridge is installed in order to act as anchors for the bridge. Regardless of why a crown might be used, dental crowns are not designed to last forever. At some point or another your dental crown may need to be replaced. In this article we will cover dental crown replacement. 

How Long Do Dental Crowns Last?

A dental crown’s durability is linked to how well a person maintains their oral health over time. If someone maintains could dental practices, a dental crown can last up to 15 years and even longer. Brushing twice per day and flossing can go a long way in preventing damage to the tooth that the crown is attached to which can prevent the crown from getting damaged as well. Additionally, a crown can get damaged or fall out due to impact damage. This can cause a crown to need replacement earlier than necessary. 

Signs That Your Dental Crown Needs To Be Replaced?

Some common signs that a dental crown needs to be replaced include: 

  • Uneven or not normal bite especially around where a crown is located 
  • Pain or inflammation especially near the tooth that has a crown. 
  • Crown is over 10 years old or it has fallen out
  • Receding gums near the tooth that has a crown

What Should You Do If Your Dental Crown Breaks?

If your dental crown breaks or shows signs of damage, you should quickly make a dental appointment to have it replaced or repaired. If you are experiencing pain or other signs of dental issues, you should make an emergency dental appointment so you can the issue addressed quicker. If you choose to wait to have your crown fixed, avoid eating hard foods until your dental appointment. You should make a dental appointment because if you allow a damaged crown to stay in your mouth, you are putting that tooth at risk of infection and decay. Eventually this can spread to surrounding teeth and cause larger issues. 

Restorative Dental Services in Chicago

All Star Dental provides a variety of restorative dental services to families throughout the Chicago area. Our five offices help families handle everything from regular dental appointments to restorative procedures including dental fillings, root canals, dental bridges, and dental crowns. If you need any dental issues addressed like a broken dental crown or an issue with a dental bridge, please contact our office. We would be happy to set up an appointment with you or another member of your family. 

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