How Long Do Dental Crowns Last? Unveiling the Facts at GDental
If you've ever had a dental crown fitted at GDental, you might be wondering about its lifespan. Is it a permanent solution? What factors can affect its longevity? Let's dive in.
What is a Dental Crown?
A dental crown acts as a protective cover for your tooth, resembling its visible part. Using a mold of your tooth, a custom-made hollow crown is designed to fit perfectly. Some clinics like GDental can create crowns on the same day, while others may require at least two visits for crowns manufactured in dental labs.
So, does the extensive effort that goes into getting a dental crown guarantee its durability? A crown can last from fifteen years to a lifetime, but several factors can influence its lifespan.
1. Material Type
The material of the crown plays a significant role in its longevity. Composite resin crowns may be cost-effective but tend to have a shorter lifespan. Porcelain crowns could last around fifteen years, while gold crowns can last a lifetime if well-maintained.
2. Oral Health and Habits
While a crown offers some protection against injury and decay, its durability can be compromised by underlying dental issues or poor oral habits. For example, a failed root canal may necessitate the removal and possible replacement of the existing crown.
3. Injury and Damage
A sudden impact to the mouth could damage both the crown and the tooth it's protecting. In such cases, a new crown would likely be required.
4. Age-Related Changes
Aging can lead to changes in your mouth, like gum recession, which can affect the fit of your dental crown. If this happens, a new crown may be advised.
While dental crowns are intended to be long-lasting, their actual lifespan can vary based on multiple factors. For tailored advice and solutions, consider scheduling a consultation with GDental.