How long in total a tooth crown will last depends on how well it has been taken care of. Dental crowns last between 10 and 30 years but can realistically last a lifetime with outstanding dental care and routine checkups.
Do Not Ignore the Signs Your Crown May Need Replacing
Dental crowns don't always last that long, and several things can happen to make it so that they require replacement:
- Pain coming from or around the crowned root could indicate infection, nerve exposure, improper crown installation, etc.
- Your bite doesn't feel right. Maybe you hit your crown on accident, and now whenever you bite down, you feel the tooth rub on your mouth or other teeth in a way it shouldn't.
- The gums around your crown are receding. Your body could reject the crown, or there could be an infection or the crown resting wrong, causing gum irritation and damage.
Dental Crowns for Bridgeton, MO
Dr. Kevin Burgdorf specializes in corrective and preventative dentistry for Bridgeton and its surrounding neighbors. If you need a dentist to look at your crown or are considering a crown as a dental solution, contact us today so we can help you evaluate your smile and help you determine the best care options for you.