The length of time a dental crown will last depends on several factors. Dr. Arash Azarbal, our skilled dentist, reveals that not only is the dentist you choose and the type (and quality) of restoration important, so are your personal habits. CEREC® same-day dental crowns can last many years, sometimes as many as 10-15 if treated with care. However, your experience could vary based on considerations such as oral hygiene, teeth grinding, and trauma.
One of the most common reasons that a CEREC® dental crown will fail is due to decay. Your teeth, including any restorations, need to be well taken care of with regular brushing and flossing to resist bacteria and plaque. Another prevalent concern is bruxism, which is the medical term for teeth grinding. There are many causes for teeth grinding, including stress, TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorder, or a misaligned bite (malocclusion). It’s important to address the underlying cause or causes of bruxism to preserve the dental crown as well as your natural teeth and oral health.
In other cases, accidents simply happen. Facial impact from a fall, a car crash, injury during sporting activities, or another incident could lead to dental crown damage. If you notice a crack or experience trauma to the mouth, you should contact Dr. Azarbal promptly to have your teeth evaluated for any problems.
CEREC® dental crowns are designed to be durable, but you have an important role to play in their upkeep. Remember to visit your dentist regularly and brush and floss as recommended to get the most out of your restoration.