Crowns are a recommended treatment to protect and restore teeth. They offer both functional and aesthetic benefits, seamlessly blending with natural teeth to create a more uniform smile. A dental crown is placed over an existing tooth to provide strength and protection against further damage.
Typically, crowns are advised in cases of tooth decay, when teeth are not suitable for fillings or restorations, or when teeth have suffered fractures due to trauma. They are also used after root canal treatment. In addition to their protective function, crowns can be utilised similarly to veneers, effectively covering discoloured teeth and enhancing the overall appearance of your smile.
How long will my crown last?
The lifespan of a permanent crown can vary depending on several factors, including your oral health routine, the force exerted on the crown during biting, and the strength of the underlying tooth.
To ensure the longevity of your crown, it is crucial to treat it with the same care as your natural teeth. Avoiding sugary foods and drinks and maintaining a healthy diet is highly recommended. If you suspect that you may be clenching or grinding your teeth, it is advisable to seek a dental review. Your dentist can assist in maintaining and protecting your crown, helping it to remain in optimal condition and appearance.