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Are Dental Crowns Permanent?

November 18, 2022
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Posted By: Dr. Joshua Svoboda
Close up of dental crowns at dentist in Lincoln, NE

Dental crowns are tooth restorations that cap off damaged teeth to prevent more damage and eventual loss. So, while the most permanent option is your natural teeth, a dental crown from Antelope Creek Family Dentistry can last between seven and twenty years or even longer. Though this seems like a wide variation in years, your dental crown experience depends on several factors.

Your dental crown’s lifespan is based on three aspects: your crown’s location, materials, and how well you care for it. Our dentists has been working with dental crowns in Lincoln, NE, for decades, and our expertise helps when we plan your tooth restorations to suit your wants and needs.

Precision Dental Crowns Made from the Proper Materials

The primary material for dental crowns is high-quality porcelain ceramics because they are good at mimicking the translucent appearance of your natural teeth. At Antelope Creek Family Dentistry in Lincoln, we work with an exceptional dental lab to give your tooth crown the best possible craftsmanship.

If your crown restores a front-facing tooth, a full porcelain option will be economical, durable, and good-looking. In some cases where we’re repairing a molar, you can choose porcelain fused to a metal crown. This option lends extra strength to your new crown so it can resist the immense forces exerted when you bite and chew. While being extra durable, its porcelain coating also makes this restoration attractive.

How to Care for Your Tooth Crown

Your new crown has some advantages over your natural teeth in that ceramics resist stains and decay. But you’ll still care for it, just like your own teeth, by brushing and flossing daily. One indispensable aspect of dental crown maintenance is your routine dental check-ups. In addition, our dentists can monitor your surrounding teeth and gums to ensure your crown remains strong.

Finally, you can take other precautions to prevent damage, such as avoiding chewing ice and tough nuts. If you’re careful, your dental crown could last for life.

Contact Antelope Creek Family Dentistry for Dental Crowns in Lincoln, NE

Our dental team is dedicated to saving damaged teeth with high-quality dental crowns that are a good investment and contribute to a beautiful smile. We invite you to contact our dental offices in Lincoln, NE so we can help you decide which option may be best for you.

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