When you have a cavity or other damage to your smile, you need to take action right away to protect your oral health. Dental crowns can be a fast and affordable way to stop the deterioration of your teeth and relieve dental pain. Read on to learn more about what to expect from dental crowns and how long they can last.

How Long Will Dental Crowns Last?

For many people, dental crowns can last a lifetime without needing to be replaced. However, it is more common for them to be replaced every five to 15 years, depending on the need and location. The skill of your dentist can also play a role in the overall effectiveness of dental crowns and their lifespan.

Permanent dental crowns will use a higher quality of dental material, which helps them last longer. This may include using stainless steel, gold, ceramic, or porcelain. You can speak to your dentist about each of these options to determine which may be the best choice for your specific oral health needs.

Understanding Temporary Crowns

Keep in mind that some dental crowns are meant to be temporary. These will last for a few months to a couple of years, depending on their positioning and overall material choice.

Your dentist may use this type of crown while waiting to proceed with more extensive dental work in the coming months. When you come in to speak to our dental care provider, we can discuss the best short- and long-term solutions for your smile and overall oral health.

Dental Crowns Protect Your Oral Health

A crown can be placed instead of a filling if the patient’s tooth is not able to structurally support a filling. Additionally, teeth that have been repeatedly damaged by cavities or tooth decay can be strengthened with a crown.

On top of their cosmetic benefits, dental crowns preserve your oral health and can be a preventive treatment that prevents future disease.

Schedule a Consultation With Dr. Chong Lee

Dr. Chong Lee, DDS, has trained at the world-famous Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies (LVI) to ensure he can give every patient the absolute best. Along with Dr. Joseph Oh and Dr. Kirsten Lee, he leads our team at Galleria Dental Aesthetics.

Our dental crown services in McLean, VA, can help improve your smile. Call 703-448-1020 or schedule an appointment online now by filling out our form.

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