How Long Do Crowns Last?
With proper care, there is no upper limit to how long porcelain crowns can last. Their lifespan is often contingent upon the health of the underlying tooth and surrounding gums, which will depend on your home care and dental hygiene. Generally, we see crowns lasting between 15-20 years.
Porcelain Crown Maintenance.
Taking care of your dental crowns is pretty straightforward. Just like you usually would, make sure to brush and floss your teeth and dental crowns at least twice a day, and come into see Dr. Kutlay and his dental team every six months for preventative dental cleanings. If your crown chips or breaks at any point, schedule an appointment with our office and we will get it taken care of.
Porcelain Crowns vs. Veneers?
Porcelain veneers are thin porcelain shells that are applied only to the fronts of the teeth. They are typically only used as part of a cosmetic smile makeover. A crown completely covers the tooth and returns strength to a tooth that is damaged or heavily decayed.