Dental crowns are one of the best tools we have to strengthen and protect teeth that have been worn down by dental decay or injury. Like all dental restorations, they have a lifespan and should be replaced. While good dental crowns can last 10 years, the reality is that most will need replacing within 5 – 7 years to ensure the integrity of your tooth.
There are many reasons why a dental crown may not be serving you well: It could be the wrong size or shape for your smile, it could have become worn due to wear and tear, gum disease may affect the gums around the tooth and endanger the root, or it may have become loose and ill-fitting over time, permitting decay to attack the tooth underneath. Many times, we get patients that ask for a crown replacement because they notice a dark line right above the gums, which not only looks bad but also indicates that crown is no longer fitting well. Whatever the issue may be, we can perform a comprehensive dental crown replacement to ensure a strong fit and protect your tooth from needing a root canal.
It is vital to your dental health that you replace old crowns. A loose or compromised crown could make your tooth injury prone and may actually cause bite problems if not addressed.
You should have your dental work checked regularly during semi-annual checkups to see if replacements are necessary. Here at our Boulder dental office, we offer the best materials placed carefully according to your unique anatomy needs. Choose from Empress and IPS e.max ceramic dental crowns for metal-free solutions that are designed for comfort and longevity. We take our time with the design and placement of dental crowns to ensure a perfect, natural fit for your smile.
If you are concerned about a crown, please schedule a visit with us as soon as possible to prevent an emergency situation.
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