Many people share the misconception that dental restorations will last forever. Regardless of how well a restoration is designed, this is rarely the case. The length of time a restoration lasts varies from person to person. It can be related to the types of foods you eat, your personal oral hygiene, frequency of professional dental cleanings, and even your overall health.
It’s important to remember that, just like your natural teeth, dental restorations are subject to wear and tear and can gradually break down over time. A restoration may become loose or broken down, allowing decay to enter the area around the restoration and creating problems like cavities or periodontal disease.
Getting a Durable Restoration
At Springbrook Family Dentistry, when we create your durable restoration, we’ll also take the time to explain how you can protect and keep it functional for as long as possible. Even though you can’t expect your fillings, bridges, and crowns to last forever, you play a huge part in making them last as long as possible. Maintaining great oral hygiene and visiting your dentist regularly will keep your restorations in great condition for as long as possible.
Please call our Elma dental office if you have questions or would like more information about our durable restorations.