Longevity of Crowns
Your teeth are the strongest substance in your body and can stand up to a substantial amount of daily use. However, while incredibly strong, they can still face issues such as physical damage and decay, which can leave them vulnerable to serious harm and infections. When the teeth are damaged, Shenandoah Family Dentistry can restore them with crowns. A crown protects a damaged tooth and restores its strength. It also allows the tooth to remain in its socket, preventing the need for a tooth extraction. Crowns are highly effective, but how long can they be expected to last.
What is a Crown?
A crown is a common restoration used to treat a damaged tooth. It can also provide an effective solution for a tooth affected by decay that cannot be treated with a filling. A crown resembles a small cap in appearance and is made to fit over the entire visible surface area of a damaged tooth. It encases the entire crown of the tooth, preventing further harm and infections and restoring its strength.
Crowns can be made from many different materials. Common materials include:
What Issues Can a Crown Treat?
Crowns can treat a variety of different issues. You may be a candidate for a crown if:
What Factors Affect the Longevity of Your Crown?
There are many different factors that can impact how long your crown lasts. These factors include:
A crown protects for your damaged or decayed tooth and increases its strength so that it can function normally. With proper care, a crown can last for many years. For more information, and to schedule your appointment, call Shenandoah Family Dentistry at (540) 667-8731 today.