Dental crowns placed at our Van Nuys dental office are made using highly durable materials and can last as long as 15 years with proper care. Since they are a dental prosthetic, however, certain factors will affect the condition and lifespan of your restoration.
How Long Do Crowns Last?
The longevity of your crown depends primarily on your underlying dental health. Periodontal disease is an enemy of dental work because if your gums are not healthy, they compromise support of the tooth. While the crown itself will not decay, it is still necessary to care for your gums properly to keep the underlying tooth structure healthy.
Take care of your crowns just as you would your natural teeth. Brushing and flossing routinely, visiting us for exams and cleaning appointments, and taking care not to eat a lot of sticky or chewy candy will all extend the lifespan of your new restoration. If you aren’t sure whether you’re following proper oral hygiene at home, don’t hesitate to ask Dr. Bacquet to show you the optimal technique.
Tooth Repair & Restorations in Van Nuys
At Saticoy Plaza Dentistry, we provide you with all the services you need to keep your teeth healthy and protect your new dental work. If you would like to learn more about caring for your dental crowns, please call our Van Nuys dental office.