Dental Crown Problems

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Dental crown problems can and do occur. As one of the most expensive ways to achieve whiter teeth, like other restorative procedures, dental crowns do not last forever.

Some dental crowns have been known to last as long as 30 years, but the average lifespan of a crown is around 10 years. Most problems often happen for less than the 10 year average for the following reasons:

  • a person uses a dentist who is relatively newly licensed and does not have a lot of crown preparation experience yet;
  • a dentist whose been in practice for many years uses the same dental lab that does not have advanced technology machinery to assist with the crown fabrication process;
  • the dental patient does not adopt a good oral hygiene program. This includes not only brushing, flossing and rinsing the teeth regularly, but also visiting the dentist regularly (at least twice a year).
  • a dental patient has bruxism. This is a condition where the teeth are constantly being grinded upon. Such occurrences often occur with people who are stressed. The constant grinding down on the teeth and dental crown will weaken the crown overtime.

Because most crowns are intended primarily for structural use on a tooth, the costs can run between $600 and $3,000 per crown. While a dental crown the procedure is usually covered by most types of insurance, many people will be faced with paying high out of pocket expenses each time they need to replace or get a new crown. So its important to avoid any potential dental crown problems by consider the skill of the dentist, the dental technician, the materials that the crown is being made with, as well as your oral hygiene program. If all goes well, you can be one of the few people who can say that your crown is 30 and still going strong!




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