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Could Your Crown Need to Be Updated?


If you had a dental crown placed several years ago then you already know how important restorative dentistry can be to helping to improve comfort and to protect fragile or damaged teeth. When teeth have been impacted by acidic erosion or trauma, they become vulnerable to infection, which can lead to the need for root canal therapy or even extraction. It can also cause discomfort when eating or drinking. Fortunately, modern dental crowns are designed with both longevity and comfort in mind. That said, even strong crowns will eventually need to be replaced. Most crowns can last at least ten years, with proper dental care, but after some time they are likely to need replacement. So, if it has been more than ten years since you had a crown placed, it could be time to talk to your restorative dentist about whether a replacement plan is in order.

Dental Restorations Are Long-lasting, but Not Forever

Restorative dental treatment is designed to protect teeth against further discomfort, which can result from the interior of the tooth becoming exposed to food and bacteria. Crowns are a popular way of restoring damaged teeth. That is because they can effectively seal teeth, while offering cosmetic benefits, as well, at least when a seamless option like a porcelain crown is selected.

Dental-grade porcelain crowns can be customized to create a natural-looking restoration. Yet it is durable enough to last for many years, with proper care.

Enjoy Improved Comfort and Confidence with a Modern Restoration

That said, after a decade or more of wear, your dental crown is likely to need to be updated. So be prepared to talk to your dentist about updating any existing crown that is more than five to ten years old, particularly if you are experiencing any discomfort or pain. If you can see signs of wear or damage to your crown, it is also likely that you will need a new crown.

Looking for a Restorative Dentist?

Dr. David Foster and Creekside Dental can provide restorative dental care. If you live in Columbia, TN, or Lewisburg, Lawrenceburg, Hohenwald, Centerville, Pulaski, or any of the surrounding communities, then call our office at (931) 388–3384 to schedule a restorative appointment.

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