Dental Crown Cleaning: What You Should Know

What Is It?

Your teeth might get damaged over time. This fact can arise for a number of causes, including dental decay, trauma, or regular use. A regular¬†dental crown cleaning¬†is a must. Your teeth’ shape and size can deteriorate. Crowns are tooth-shaped “caps” that fit over your natural tooth. Consider it a snug cap for your teeth. The crown improves the shape, size, strength, and look of the tooth.

Why Is It Needed?

A dental crown may be required for a variety of reasons, including:

To prevent a weak tooth from breaking (perhaps due to decay) or keeping a fragile tooth together if sections of it are fractured.

  • To restore a tooth that has been damaged or significantly worn down.
  • To cover and support a tooth that has very little tooth left.
  • To use a dental bridge to keep it in place.
  • To cover teeth that are crooked or stained.
  • A dental implant is covered.
  • To cover a tooth that has had a root canal treatment.

How Long Do They Last?

Dental crowns typically endure between five and fifteen years. The amount of “wear and tear” a crown is exposed to, as well as how well you maintain oral hygiene routines and personal mouth-related behaviors, can all affect its life span. The following are examples of mouth-related habits:

  • You’re clenching or grinding your teeth.
  • You’re chewing ice.
  • You’re biting your fingernails is a bad habit.
  • You’re opening packages with your teeth.

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