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Can stabilized teeth stay stable?

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I had a lot of dental work in my youth - big fillings eventually replaced by crowns. No root canals. My teeth haven't needed anything but cleaning in 26 years, except I ground a hole in one crown (the oldest, 40 years) and the dentist filled it. Is there any chance they'll just stay stable if I don't change my diet? I know a crown may have to be replaced here and there, but aside from that? Thankyou.
 
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Yes, providing you keep on top of your cleaning. The big risk now is gum disease, not decay.
 
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Gum disease because of the crowns or just because of my age? My gums must be in decent shape; my dentist doesn't mention them. He just says my hygiene is good. Thank you so much for answering!
 
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