When to Replace Dental Crowns
Dental crowns typically last between 10 to 15 years. However, in some cases you may need to replace them sooner. This is especially true if you notice changes in your oral health or comfort.
Dr. Drake DDS and Associates have the skill and use the proper technology and materials to create dental crowns of the highest quality. If your dental crowns are damaged or start to worsen over time, we can repair or replace them quickly and efficiently in Ormond Beach, giving you a refreshed and comfortable smile.
Five Reasons You May Want to Replace Your Old Crown
Your dental crown may need to be replaced or adjusted if you experience any of the any of the following:
Uncomfortable Pain and Swelling
Oral pain and swelling is never a good sign for your smile. At our office we want to help relieve your discomfort quickly and with little to no pain. In most cases a clear indicator that you need help is inflammation or swelling around the crown. This can lead to infection or damage around each tooth effected. As soon as you notice any pain or swelling, make sure to contact us or your a dental professional for more information.
Gum rescission is terrible. It leads to many oral health issues. If your gums pull away from your teeth, you may need to replace your dental crown. Bacteria can build up around the base of the crown and lead to tooth decay or gum disease. Gum recession might indicate that the crown should be replaced, and you need to seek periodontal treatment from your dentist.
Small Chips, Cracks, and Breaks
Dental crowns are a simple and reliable restoration, but they are never indestructible. Some of the materials are stronger than others or may be more prone to different forms of damage. For example, crowns made from porcelain or porcelain fused to metal are more likely to crack and chip. If that happens we can help you fix the small imperfections that would have otherwise potentially lead to other dental issues.
Wear and Tear
Over multiple years of ongoing use, your crown may undergo some natural wear and tear. Additionally, if you grind your teeth, the crown can wear down even faster. Wear and tear is one of the most common reasons we see patients that need an updated crown. In most cases the crown and neighboring teeth can help show the overall diet and oral hygiene of a patient. Whatever the reason may be, our dentist can help determine the underlying cause and replace or repair your crown.
Cosmetic Dental Issues
Sometimes your crown can be discolored, stain your gums, be improperly placed, shift or simply be the wrong size. If that’s the case, our team can create a new crown that exceeds your expectations and helps deal with those pesky imperfections.
Contact Us for Reliable Dental Crowns in Ormond Beach
Improper fittings, damaged, or old dental crowns can lead to a variety of oral health issues if left untreated. Dental crowns can be replaced quickly. If its important for you to keep your smile healthy and your smile functional and attractive, contact our dental office today at (386) 673-1611 to schedule your dental crown appointment with Dr. Drake.