In accordance with the directive from the Minnesota Board of Dentistry, our office will be seeing only patients who need urgent or emergency care until March 31st. As the COVID-19 situation is rapidly evolving, we also will monitor State Board and other government agency recommendations to make necessary adjustments, hoping as we all do to slow the spread of COVID-19. From March 18th - March 31st all elective appointments have been cancelled. Please call our office to confirm and reschedule.
Wood Park Dental
Dr. Jon Skare

How long will my dental crown or filling last?

Dentistry is ever-evolving, and someday dental restorations like crowns and fillings that last forever might be a reality. Even though we’re not there yet, Dr. Skare designs and fabricates durable dental crowns and fillings at our Eagan, MN dental practice that stand up beautifully to routine wear and tear.

With meticulous dental care, dental fillings last at least five years and dental crowns can last as many as 15 years, and sometimes even longer. The longevity of any dental restoration, however, depends on how well you take care of your teeth.

While your dental crown itself won’t get a cavity, the tooth beneath it can. This puts your oral health and your dental restoration at risk. Brushing twice a day and flossing once are essential, as are routine dental appointments for exams and teeth cleanings. Teeth grinding or bruxism also puts excessive force on your dental restorations, but we can customize a night guard that protects your dental work while you sleep.

Getting a filling or dental crown in Eagan, MN is an investment in your oral health, and protecting them is just good common sense. Brush and floss diligently at home, and don’t hesitate to ask our dental hygiene team for helpful tips. Scheduling dental exams and cleanings at least twice a year helps maintain excellent oral health and allows Dr. Skare to check your restorations to make sure they’re in good condition.

Nothing lasts forever, and that includes dental crowns and tooth fillings. But we can help you protect your oral health so your dental restoration will provide you years of service.

Please call Wood Park Dental in 55122 to schedule your next dental exam and teeth cleaning.

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