Chesterfield dental crowns are artfully crafted to blend seamlessly with existing natural teeth – so much so that our patients sometimes forget they’re even there! They’re an ultra-effective tooth restoration used by your Chesterfield dentist for teeth that have been damaged by decay, after root canal treatment or even to dramatically change the appearance of your smile. Now that’s all well and good but just how long can you expect crowns fitted by your dentist in Chesterfield to last? Let’s find out… What’s the average lifespan of a crown? The bad news is that nothing lasts forever – but the good news is that dental crowns are considered to be a long-term treatment. In fact, the average dental crown will last between 10-15 years but we’ve seen some crowns last 25-30 years. One study in 2013 followed the success rate of over 2,000 dental crowns and discovered that 97% lasted over a decade and an impressive 85% were still sound even 25 years later! So in essence, a dental crown can last for decades as long as:
Is there any way to extend the lifespan of my Chesterfield dental crowns? Yes! Although dental crowns are easy to care for, they still need to be protected from decay or damage – just the same as your other teeth do. So to keep your dental crowns in tip-top shape, as your dentist in Chesterfield we recommend that you always:
Remember, just because your Chesterfield dental crown is old, it doesn’t always mean it needs replacing – a well-cared for crown is an investment that can last decades. If you’re wondering whether crowns could be the answer to your dental issue or if you’ve got any further questions, then schedule a consultation with our Chesterfield dentist Dr. Akinwande. Call us now on (314) 207 0548.