When you get your tooth fixed or you make an improvement, you like to know it’s going to last! As you may have already guessed, it is all but impossible for us to figure out the exact life expectancy of any one restorative treatment because so many variables come into play! You could have some snacking habits that cause extra wear and tear. You might have excellent dental hygiene habits (or not so great ones). What we can do, however, is give you a general idea of what to expect.
How Long Will A Filling Last?
If you receive a tooth-colored filling as a restorative treatment to address decay, you will be pleased that they last longer than you may have assumed. Fillings tend to last around 10 years or so!
How Long Will A Crown Last?
Remember that your dental crown may be composed of porcelain, zirconia, or otherwise, meaning the life of each may vary a bit. However, this restorative treatment does not disappoint! While a crown could last as few as 5 years, it can also last three decades or more!
How Long Will A Dental Bridge Last?
Great news: If you choose to replace your missing tooth (or up to three teeth side-by-side) with a dental bridge, you are looking at a restorative treatment that will last over 10 years (often up to 15).
How Long Will A Denture Last?
You can expect your dentures to last around 5 to 7 years, offering you a nice long period of time with a removable tooth replacement option.
How Long Will A Dental Implant Last?
You might have heard that implants are known for their long life. That’s because they will often last forever (as in, for the rest of your life).