What Causes Failure of a Dental Crown?
The dental crown may fail or fall out. A vast majority of failures account for biological factors. Tooth decay and damage can lead to falling out of the crown. Other causes that may lead to this unwanted scenario include:
- Hard foods
- Consumption of sticky substances
- Crown dislodgement due to loss of tooth mass in fractures, trauma, jaw misalignment, gum disease
- The weakening of the bonding cement of the crown
How To Make Crowns Last Longer
Dr. Amin Samadian encourages patients to attend regular appointments. It is also wise to maintain proper dental hygiene practices. Both are important strategies to prolong the lifetime of your dental crown. During regular appointments, Dr. Amin Samadian can check and ensure a dental crown is in perfect condition. On the other hand, good hygiene will keep the appearance of a crown perfect, without discolorations and stains.
Follow these tips to make your crowns last longer:
- Avoid grinding and clenching your teeth.
- Consider investing in a mouth guard to stop grinding your teeth during sleep.
- Brush and floss regularly.
- Avoid hard candies and sticky foods.
If you notice any changes with the crown when you bite, make sure to inform Dr. Amin Samadian, who will closely inspect the dental crown and manage potential problems immediately. That way, your dental crown will have a longer lifespan.