Whether from online or word of mouth, it’s highly likely that you’ve heard a few misconceptions about dental crowns that could be standing in your way of proper dental care. Because our team wants you to have a beautiful and healthy smile, we’ve identified several common misunderstandings about dental crowns, and information that you should know instead.
3 Common Myths About Dental Crowns
Myth #1: Dental crowns can’t break, chip, or crack.
While porcelain is very strong and resistant to breaking or chipping, dental crowns are not immune to damage. If you bite down on something hard, if you are injured in an accident, or if something else happens, you could potentially break a crown. In most cases, fortunately, dental crowns can be repaired or replaced with little to no difficulty.
Myth #2: Dental crowns look fake and unnatural.
When it comes time to get a dental crown, most patients choose tooth-colored crowns that look completely natural. In fact, they look, feel, and act just like normal, natural teeth. No one will ever be able to tell the difference between your crowns and your other teeth. We match your crown to your existing teeth so no one will even have to know you have one.
Myth #3: Dental crowns last forever.
Although dental crowns are durable and long-lasting, they unfortunately aren’t a permanent solution. Crowns generally last between five and ten years before they need to be replaced.
You can help your dental crowns last longer by taking good care of them, and by scheduling regular visits with our team of experts. Getting regular cleanings can extend the life of your crowns, and visiting Rasmussen Dental consistently will give us an opportunity to check them and decide when it's time to replace them.
At Rasmussen Dental, we are pleased to be among the first in your community to offer same-day, custom dental crowns with our state-of-the-art CEREC machine. No more temporaries, additional visits, or incorrectly-fitted crowns. In just one visit, you will walk out with a custom crown and a big, bright smile.
Ready to talk about CEREC one-visit crowns? Call us today at (763) 553-1125 or request an appointment online to schedule your FREE complimentary consultation.