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Why do crowns need to be replaced?
A crown needs to be replaced if it is failing or damaged. A major factor in whether or not you will need a crown replaced is how the crown was placed to begin with. The materials used and how well the crown was fitted play a major role in how long you can expect it to last.
It’s important to have your crown checked by your dentist. If a crown margin leak occurs, there can be serious issues.
What happens if you don’t replace a crown?
A damaged or failing crown can lead to serious problems, most commonly tooth loss and root canals. If the crown margin has leaked, it opens an avenue for bacteria to get to the tooth. This will lead to decay that can compromise the integrity of the tooth, leading to further damage and even tooth loss. If left unchecked, the health of nearby teeth can also be compromised.
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