Restorative Dentistry |3 min read

How Long Do Same-Day Crowns Last?

Do you need to repair a damaged tooth?

You may have been told you need a crown.

And maybe you’ve heard of CEREC same-day crowns.

These have become a popular choice because:

  • Impressions are made digitally (no goop)
  • You don’t need a temporary crown
  • They’re just as good as traditional crowns
  • It only takes ONE visit!

But considering their convenience, you may be wondering:

How long do same-day crowns last?

Get the answer below!

How long does a CEREC crown last?

On average, CEREC same-day crowns last 10 to 15 years.

On average, CEREC same-day crowns typically last anywhere from 10 to 15 years. But they may last much longer with proper maintenance.

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Same-day crowns are sculpted out of a block of high-quality ceramic. The tooth-colored ceramic material is very durable.

Your crown’s lifespan heavily depends on various factors. The top three are:

  1. Diet
  2. Habits
  3. Oral hygiene

1. Diet

Certain things in your diet may cause damage to your crowns over time.

Avoid foods and drinks that are:

  • Acidic (e.g., coffee, soda, citrus fruits like lemons): May wear away at the dental crown adhesive.
  • Hard (e.g., a tough bread roll or well-done steak): May chip, crack, or break your crown.
  • Sticky or gummy (e.g., gummy candy): May cause your crown to pop off.
  • Darkly colored: See why below!

Do crowns stain?

Dental crowns are highly stain resistant. However, they can discolor over time.

CEREC crowns are highly stain resistant.

However, they can show signs of discoloration with time.

So it’s best to enjoy darkly colored foods and drinks in moderation. These include:

  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Red wine
  • Marinara sauce
  • Soy sauce
  • Barbeque sauce
  • Some fruits (e.g., blueberries and blackberries)

2. Habits

There’s no time like the present when it comes to kicking bad habits to the curb!

Try to refrain from habits such as:

  • Using tobacco products: May cause your crown and natural teeth to turn yellow.
  • Using your teeth as tools: May damage your crown.
  • Chewing on ice, pens, or anything hard: May damage your crown.

3. Oral hygiene

It’s essential to maintain an excellent oral hygiene routine.

You should:

  • Brush at least twice daily
  • Floss at least once a day
  • Visit your dentist regularly for exams and cleanings

The American Dental Association… This text opens a new tab to the ADA website… also recommends brushing your teeth with:

  • A soft-bristled toothbrush
  • Nonabrasive toothpaste

This will prevent any scratches or extra wear on your crown.

When you floss, you must be careful. Don’t snap the floss between your teeth and crown because this may dislodge the crown. Instead, make a C-shape and slide the floss around the sides of your teeth and the restoration.

Looking for CEREC crowns in Durham, NC?

Dr. Willis offers CEREC same-day crowns in Durham, NC. Book today!

Dr. Stead Willis is pleased to offer this modern restoration option, in addition to traditional crowns.

Dr. Willis will restore your tooth in just one visit to give you a long-lasting, natural-looking, and fully functional smile.

Schedule an appointment for same-day crowns in Durham today.

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Stead Willis DMD is located in Durham, NC… This text opens a new tab to our Google listing… and proudly serves the surrounding communities of Chapel Hill, Raleigh, and Burlington.

Editor’s note: This post was originally published in 2021 and has been completely revamped for comprehensiveness and timeliness.

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