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Dental crowns are made in a process that makes them very tough. By bringing the compounds that will form your crown to extremely high temperatures, dental laboratories can contour the crown, set it and cure it, forming a product that will last for a number of years with suitable treatment. So how much time do crowns last? That really depends on how well you’re using them and caring for them.

Most dental crowns last for at least five years, and some can last for as long as 15 years. If you’re gentle with your dental crown, you can get the most longevity out of it. By brushing your teeth at least twice daily and flossing once per day, you’ll defend the crown’s supporting tooth and help the crown to last for more time. Avoid chewing hard candies and ice, which can displace the crown. If you have the tendency to clench your teeth during sleep, or if you play contact sports, you should deliberate on wearing a nightguard or mouthguard to shield your teeth and dental crowns from breaking. Never use your teeth for anything other than chomping food; i.e. no package-opening or finger-nail-biting.

You can make a visit with Dr. Gloria Stingley and the Carter-Rockbridge General Dentistry P.C. team by calling 770-662-5955 now or by stopping into their Norcross, Georgia, office.