With proper care, dental crowns can last a long time. Some patients report that they are able to retain their crowns for as long as 15 years, thanks to a robust routine of cleaning and being careful with what they eat and how they floss. Nevertheless, crowns are not designed to last forever and chances are, if you have a crown, it will need to be replaced at some point in your future.
Most people aren’t born with perfect teeth – far from yet. Yet over the course of the last decade, the appearance of our smile seems to be more important than ever before. People who have teeth that are white, with a uniform shape, size and overall appearance are generally believed to be more attractive, healthier, and more successful in both their professional and personal lives.
A lot of patients avoid going to the dentist out of fear that it will be painful. Like other forms of medicine, dentistry uses anesthetics to ease discomfort during dental treatments, like routine cavity fillings or root canals. However, some patients are more sensitive to routine dental treatments and even dental cleanings, in which we recommend sedation dentistry to complement local anesthetics.