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IF A DENTAL TREATMENT DOESN'T LAST 5 YEARS, IT'S NOT RIGHT FOR YOU!

At Vivid Dentistry, Dr. Annie Enzweiler is dedicated to finding long-term solutions for your oral health problems. Whether you have a damaged tooth, one or more missing teeth, or cosmetic issues with your smile, she can help you choose a treatment that will keep your smile healthy and bright for the years and decades to come.

So in this blog, we’ll discuss the common lifespan of dental treatments, as well as a few factors that may affect how long your new smile lasts. Let’s get started! ‍

THE LIFESPAN OF YOUR DENTAL TREATMENT – WHAT TO EXPECT Wondering how long a particular dental treatment will be expected to last? While every patient and every treatment is different, here is a brief overview of how long most common dental treatments last after your procedure is completed at Vivid Dentistry.

  • Dental implants – Dental implants last 30+ years, and can last for the rest of your life with proper care.
  • Dentures – Dentures usually need to be relined or replaced every 5-10 years.
  • Dental fillings – Composite dental fillings usually last about 5-8 years. Metal fillings last up to 15 years.
  • Dental crowns – Porcelain dental crowns typically last about 10-20 years.
  • Dental bridges – Dental bridges tend to last between 5-15 years, depending on the material, fit, and other factors.
  • Porcelain veneers – Porcelain veneers may last anywhere between 10-20 years.
  • Dental bonding – Dental bonding usually lasts up to 10 years. ‍

COMMON FACTORS THAT MAY AFFECT THE LIFESPAN OF YOUR TREATMENT

As you may have noticed, the lifespans of dental treatments are usually given in a range of years, like 10-20 years for veneers. This is because your lifestyle-related factors and oral health factors can affect how long your treatments last.

  • Teeth grinding – If you grind your teeth, most dental treatments will not last as long, because they’re being stressed by frequent grinding or clenching. Investing in a night guard for teeth grinding is a good way to address this.
  • Bite health – If you have a significant overbite, underbite, or other bite problems, this can cause uneven wear on your teeth and your dental work, shortening its lifespan.
  • Healthy diet and lifestyle – If you maintain good oral hygiene, eat a “tooth-friendly” diet, don’t smoke, and maintain a healthy overall lifestyle, your dental work will last longer.
  • Material used during treatment – Different materials have different abilities to hold up to wear & tear. The dental composite used for fillings, for example, is simply not as tough as the porcelain used for a crown, so fillings have a comparatively shorter lifespan. ‍

COME TO VIVID DENTISTRY TO EXPLORE YOUR TREATMENT OPTIONS IN CRESTVIEW HILLS

If you want to learn more about the lifespan of common dental treatments, explore your options for long-lasting smile restoration, and discuss your oral health in more detail, Dr. Annie Enzweiler is here to help. Contact us online or call Vivid Dentistry at (859) 414-6554 to schedule an appointment right away.


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