Published: Jan 07, 2015 | By: Richard Caven
Usually when someone comes in for dental work, the last thing on their minds is whether or not - or when - they'll need to have crowns, veneers and other oral hardware replaced. But, as the saying goes, "nothing lasts forever" and that's true even with dental work.
So just how long can you expect certain dental work to last before it needs to be replaced? There are a variety of factors that play into this, but generally speaking, patients can expect the likes of crowns and veneers to last for at least 7 years. However, noting that, it's not uncommon for people to have crowns for two decades - and for such oral hardware to still be in near new condition even after many years of use.
There are numerous factors that impact the life of a crown or veneer, and thereby how often such work will need to be replaced. Here's a look at some of them:
While most dental work lasts between 7 and 12 years, there's still the question of how you know when the time is right to seek replacement. Here's a look at when you know the time is right:
So what can you do to prolong the life of your dental work? Simply put, floss and brush regularly and be sure to see your dentist for a professional cleaning once every 6 months. For more information on replacing dental work, contact Caven Dental today.
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