How Long do Crown & Bridges Last & Why?

How Long do Crown & Bridges Last & Why?
Posted on 07/19/2021

At Furumoto Dentistry, we work hard to provide preventive and restorative dentistry to all of our patients in the Diamond Bar community. In order to keep your teeth functioning properly, some restorative dentistry work may be necessary, specifically crowns and bridges. We like to educate our patients on how long their crowns and bridges will last and how to appropriately care for their dental work so they can last as long as possible.

The Life of a Crown

How Long do Crown & Bridges Last & WhyThe average crown should have a lifespan of about 10 years with proper dental care and maintenance. However, this can vary from patient to patient and depending on the type of crown and its durability.

Zirconia Crowns: Zirconia crowns are a new material in the dental industry that provides great durability and are extremely long-lasting. They are also sought after because of their aesthetics and tooth-like appearance.

Porcelain Crown: Porcelain crowns have proven to be long-lasting and strong. It has been shown that lab-made porcelain crowns tend to be more durable than in-office crowns.

Gold Crowns: Because of their metal composition, gold crowns are strong. However, they are probably the least aesthetically pleasing. Additionally, they will wear out gradually.

A Bridge Lifespan

The typical lifespan of a bridge can range from five to fifteen years. Most dental insurances state that the life of a bridge should be at least five years - meaning you are not eligible for a new bridge until the five years is up. That being said, with proper oral hygiene, a bridge should last well over ten years for more patients. Like any dental work, your bridges and crowns will experience natural wear and tear from chewing food and grinding teeth. These are the primary reasons for replacing restorative dental work.

Crown & Bridge Care

For both crowns and bridges, it’s important to practice good oral hygiene every day. That means brushing twice per day, flossing once per day, and seeing your Diamond Bar family dentist twice per year for a dental check-up. By practicing a good oral hygiene routine, you will get more out of your restorative dental work and ensure your crowns and bridges have a long-lasting life.

Schedule Your Next Teeth Cleaning with Furumoto Dentistry!

If you’re due for a teeth cleaning and dental check-up, contact Furumoto Dentistry today! Our Diamond Bar family dentist will be happy to evaluate the state of your crowns and bridges and discuss any maintenance that may be necessary for your oral health. We look forward to seeing you soon!