How long do dental crowns last?

Fresno Dentist Serving Madera, Clovis, Visalia, Tulare & Nearby Areas in California

Mon, 07/01/2013

Porcelain crowns can last a lifetime. At our Clovis area office, Dr. Gregory G. Miyake uses state-of-the-art dental materials to make long-lasting and durable dental crowns for our general dentistry patients. Once your crown is in place, you should take steps at home to ensure the longevity of your crowns.

  • Avoid hard foods. Don't chew on ice or hard candies. These can put too much pressure on your dental crown and cause the porcelain to crack.
  • Don't use your teeth as tools. Biting off string or tape puts unnecessary pressure on your crowns. Reach for the scissors and save your dental work.
  • Maintain good dental hygiene. The porcelain in your crown will not decay, but the tooth under it can. You still have to keep up with your daily oral health care to keep your teeth in good health.

Depending on your lifestyle and care of your dental crowns, they may last from 5 to 30 years. It's important to keep your regularly scheduled checkups and oral hygiene routine to ensure the maximum life of your dental crowns.

If you are suffering with teeth that have been weakened by cracks or decay and you need dental crowns, please call 559-224-0103 or contact Dr. Gregory G. Miyake for a consultation with an experienced Clovis area dentist.