Our dental crowns are made from hard-wearing and durable material, but they don’t last forever. It’s important to check crowns on a regular basis and to ensure that they are replaced periodically. If you’ve had a crown for a long time or have started to notice problems with your crown, call us and book an appointment.
Crowns are a restorative treatment used to strengthen damaged and decayed teeth. They help to improve the function of the tooth and also create a better aesthetic. They are commonly made from porcelain, but they can also be made from precious metals.
Why it’s important to replace dental crowns
It’s important to replace dental crowns because they only have a certain lifespan and once they start to become worn or suffer damage, they are unable to provide the same level of protection and functionality as a strong new crown. When you have a dental checkup, your dentist will always have a look at any fillings or crowns to check the condition and look for any signs of wear or tear. If your crown is looking a little tired, it may be time to replace it with a new one to provide your tooth with increased strength and resistance.
The crown replacement process is relatively straightforward and there’s nothing to worry about. The old crown is removed first and the tooth is then cleaned and reshaped in preparation for the new crown. A new impression is created and sent to the laboratory and your replacement crown will be ready in around two weeks. We then fit the crown by placing it gently over your tooth and securing it with dental adhesive.
How long should my crown last?
Crowns last for around 5-10 years, but this is dependent on the material used and the quality of the crown. In some cases, crowns can last a lot longer, sometimes up to 15 years.
If you have any questions or would like to find out more about crowns or replacement crowns, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.