How long will my CEREC crown last?
In general, you can expect your porcelain crown to last for about 15 years, which is about the same length of time as traditional dental crowns. There are several things that influence this time period, including your oral health hygiene and other habits.
What factors are most important?
One of the most crucial factors is diligent brushing and flossing. This will help protect not only your crowned tooth but the rest of your mouth from developing gum disease.
Another factor is to avoid tooth clenching or grinding, both of which will dramatically shorten the lifespan of your CEREC crown. If you do either of these, Dr. Brent Amaya recommends that you consider a nightguard to wear while you are sleeping. This will reduce clenching and grinding during the night, which is when most people are more prone to it.
Although CEREC crowns are durable, they are not meant to withstand the pressure of chewing nonfood items. Avoid chewing ice and don’t use your teeth to open things such as packages and wrappers.
Considering CEREC crowns?
If you’re in the market for a dental crown, consider CEREC crowns for their beauty, longevity, and convenience. Dr. Amaya can tell you more about CEREC crowns in Del City, OK. Give our practice a call today!