Dental crowns are designed to last from 5 to 15 years. Their lifespan depends very much on how you look after them. If you are not prone to excessive teeth clenching or grinding your crown will last you a lot longer.
Crowns are a fixed entity. Dentures are prone to shifting and sliding in the mouth, unlike a crown which is held securely in place. Usually, a crown is either cemented over your damaged tooth or implant or fixed in place as part of a dental bridge, ensuring there is no slip or movement.
Restorative and protective. A crown will restore the natural look and feel of a real tooth. This will not only allow you to chew food properly, and improve speech impediments caused by tooth loss but will also protect decayed or damaged teeth. A crown can also be used to cap and encase teeth acting as a shield to prevent further decay or tooth loss.
Comfort; Crowns are always a better long-term choice over full or partial dentures. Dentures often cause pain and discomfort for the user. This is because they sit on top of the jawbone and gums, where they can shift in the mouth and irritate the user’s gums, unlike a crown which is fixed in position.
No more speech problems. Patients with ill-fitting dentures or missing teeth often suffer from speech impediments in the way of slurred speech or a lisp. Restoring missing teeth with crowns can help a patient once again speak confidently, with no dental obstacles.
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