How Long Do Ceramic Crowns Last?
Ceramic crowns can last up to 5 to 15 years or even longer, depending on several factors. These factors include the crown’s quality, the patient’s oral hygiene, the amount of wear and tear the crown experiences, and the overall health of the tooth and surrounding gums.
To ensure the longest possible lifespan for a ceramic crown, practicing good oral hygiene habits such as brushing and flossing, avoiding hard foods, and seeing a dentist for regular checkups and cleanings is important. Your dentist can also help monitor the health of the crown and surrounding teeth and gums to catch any issues early on and prevent further damage.
What is a Ceramic Crown?
Dental crowns made entirely using ceramic material are referred to as “ceramic crowns.” They cover the whole tooth, restoring its size, shape, and strength to repair broken or decaying teeth. Because they are sturdy, long-lasting, and resemble real teeth, ceramic crown are a common choice for dental repair.
A ceramic crown is customized specifically to fit onto the tooth and is crafted to fuse with the neighboring teeth.
Are Ceramic Crowns Good?
Yes, ceramic crowns are a good option for dental restoration for several reasons.
- They are strong and durable as they are made from a material resistant to wear and tear and can withstand the forces of biting and chewing.
- Being biocompatible, they are not harmful to your body or overall health. There is a lower chance of allergic responses or other negative side effects because they are made from components suitable for use in the human body.
- With stain-resistant quality, they will keep their original state and color over time. Like real teeth, they are also simple to maintain by performing routine cleaning and flossing.
- They mimic the appearance of real teeth. They are manufactured specifically to match your natural tooth’s color, size, and form, so they hardly stand out from the others.
Hence, ceramic crowns are a good option for dental restoration due to their multitude of positive features. Your dentist can help determine if they are the most appropriate choice for your damaged tooth.
Are Porcelain and Ceramic Crowns the Same?
Porcelain and ceramic crowns are similar in many ways, but they are not the same.
|Made from a type of dental ceramic that contains glass-like materials.
|Made from various types of ceramic materials, which may include glass, zirconia, or alumina.
|Generally weaker than ceramic crowns and may be more prone to chipping or cracking.
|Stronger than porcelain ones and less likely to chip or crack.
|Have a slightly more translucent appearance than ceramic crowns and may be better at mimicking the look of natural teeth.
|May have an opaque appearance and look less natural than porcelain ones.
|Typically, more expensive than ceramic crowns.
|Less expensive than porcelain crowns.
The choice between the two will depend on various factors, such as the location of the affected tooth, the patient’s budget, and the dentist’s and patient’s preferences.
Repair Your Damaged Tooth With Quality Dental Crowns
Our dentist in Langhorne, PA, will work with you to create custom-made dental crowns that fit comfortably and blend seamlessly with your existing teeth.