A dental crown is often a big investment, so it is only natural to want to know how you can take care of it so that it lasts. With proper home care, and in the absence of any significant health problems that may alter saliva flow/chemistry, dental crowns can potentially last a lifetime. Grinding and clenching habits can put excess stress on the crown, and this can potentially lead to the crown breaking in the future. We often recommend a night guard in cases where patients have grinding/clenching habits.
Maintaining good oral hygiene at home, as well as making your regular dental checkups and cleanings is the best way to ensure that your crown lasts you a lifetime. During exams, we will take a close look at your crowns to catch problems when they are early and to prevent any substantial future damage.