September 4, 2016
Quality music really is timeless, so that’s why you take a few hours a week to play your guitar. You picked it up when you were in high school and have managed to keep playing despite getting older and gaining more responsibilities. It’s certainly a conversation starter and an easy way to spice up gatherings at your house. You wish your crowns could last as long as the music, but they are noticeably loose. You got them a few years ago, so is it already time for them to be replaced? How long should crowns and dental bridges in Edison last? The friendly staff at Resnick and Rosenfeld give you the facts.
How Long Do Crowns and Bridges Last?
When discussing the lifetime of bridges and dental crowns in Edison, one easy way to talk about it is by comparing it to cars. How long should a car last? You’re probably like us and think, “Well, it depends.” What type of car did you get? Was it state of the art and German engineered, or something you found while perusing the internet? Once you have the car, it all comes down to maintenance. How often do you change the oil? Do you check the fluids regularly? When is the last time you checked the pressure in the tires? What type of roads do you drive over? This approach can be easily applied to crowns and bridges. The quality of the material used to make these restorations is important, so that is why we use a high-quality porcelain. This porcelain material assures that the teeth not only look fantastic, but are functional as well. Teeth have to sustain quite a bit of force, so this is why we use this sturdy, yet aesthetically pleasing material. The maintenance of crowns and bridges comes down to standard oral hygiene. Brushing and flossing are some of the best ways to ensure your crowns and bridges last a long time. Often, when a crown or bridge fails, it is not because of the actual restoration, but rather because the underlying natural tooth as gotten a cavity, and this changes how the restorations sit. Simply minimizing the intake of sugary foods can help abate this. Habits such as chewing ice, or any other extremely hard food can compromise the structure of bridges and crowns as well. They typically last for 5-7 years, but can last for 10 or more with proper maintenance and care.
Let Us Help
If you are looking to get a crown or bridge, (or already have one) please come see us, because we know we can make them last. Just like with cars, a proper mechanic can make all the difference as the years go by. The best type of crowns and bridges are the ones you don’t even have to think about. Come see us today so we can help your smile last.
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