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Dental crowns are created in a way that makes them very tough. By bringing the chemicals that will make up your crown to very high temperatures, laboratories can contour the crown, set it and cure it, making a product that will last for many years with suitable care. So just how much time do crowns last? That really depends on how you’re treating them and taking care of them.

Most dental crowns last for five years, and some can last for as long as 15 years. If you’re gentle with your dental crown, you can get more mileage out of it. By brushing your chompers at least two times daily and flossing once a day, you’ll defend the crown’s supporting tooth and support the crown to last for more time. Avoid chewing hard candies and ice, which can displace the crown. If you have the tendency to clench your pearly whites during the night, or if you play contact sports, you should think about wearing a nightguard or mouthguard to defend your teeth and dental crowns from wear. Never use your chompers for anything aside from chomping food; i.e. no package-opening or finger-nail-biting.

You can set up a visit with Dr. James Strang and the James M Strang Junior DDS PLLC staff by dialing 719-325-7661 or by visiting their Colorado Springs, Colorado, location.