Dental Crown FAQ
How long do dental crowns last?
The life span of your new crown depends on how you treat it. If you practice good oral hygiene habits (regular brushing, flossing, and dental check-ups), and work to eliminate any bad mouth habits you may have, like grinding or clenching your teeth, biting your fingernails, or opening packaging with your teeth, your new crowns can last up to fifteen years.
Can dental crowns be replaced?
Yes! If you have a dental crown that isn’t looking its best, is made of materials you would rather not have in your body, or is broken in some way, our San Jose dentist can replace your crown. You don’t have to live with a crown that doesn’t look flawless, make an appointment to get it replaced by calling (408) 354-5600.
Why did my dental crown fall out?
Dental crowns can fall out for a variety of reasons. It may simply be time to get it replaced. Or the tooth underneath could have decay, your crown could have become chipped, you may have bitten something too hard, or have been grinding your teeth. Bruxism (teeth grinding) can happen during the day and night and is a common reason for dental crown failure. However, one of the most common reasons for failure is ill-fitting. If your crown isn’t well made or well placed, it can fall out easily. It’s important to choose a Los Gatos dentist who is experienced with placing dental crowns, like Dr. Nancy.
Is a dental crown permanent?
For all intents and purposes: yes. It’s permanent because you can not remove it without the help of a San Jose dentist. Be aware that your crowns won’t last forever. Make sure to take excellent care of your teeth by brushing, flossing, and visiting your dentist twice a year to ensure a long life for your dental crown.
Are dental crowns painful?
Your dental crown is designed to protect your broken tooth and relieve pain. If you’re feeling pain from your dental crown, something is wrong, and you should see your Los Gatos dentist immediately. The procedure for getting your crown shouldn’t be painful, either. We’ll make sure to numb the area and use an anesthetic to make you comfortable during the procedure.