The teeth are one of the most valuable parts of our body because apart from having a functional reason, they are also quite great for our aesthetics too. Dental crowns have been around for quite some time now.
They are ideal for instances where the tooth has been damaged in one way or another and needs some support in one way or another. Although they are quite helpful, they aren't made of the same stuff your tooth is made up of.
Dental Crowns Shelf Life
Dental crowns are made of different materials depending on how much you want to spend on the placement, the materials and probably how long you'd want the crown to stay intact without being damaged. However, it's important to note that most quality dental crowns last for about 15 years and even more if you had the crown made of quality materials and you also take care of your teeth as properly as possible.
Depending on the wear and tear of the crown, your personal dental habits and the extent of cleanliness and service you get from the orthodontist, you can expect the crown to firmly be in place for as long as is necessary.
One of the most important things to remember is that your crowns are made of different materials from your mouth. As such, you can expect that they respond to things like pressure quite differently. Therefore, you should avoid teeth clenching as much as possible since it causes the crown to chip or crack which means having to go see your doctor again quite soon. Also ensure that you don't bite your fingernails or chew on extremely hard objects such as ice or hard candy. Most of all, you also have to ensure that you maintain the highest standards of dental cleanliness.