Dental crowns are caps placed on top of damaged teeth. Crowns are used to protect, cover and restore the shape of your teeth when fillings don’t solve the problem. Dental crowns can be made out of metals, porcelain, resin and ceramics. They typically don’t require special care over time other than regular good oral hygiene.
What are dental crowns?
Over time, your teeth can get damaged. This can happen for a variety of reasons, like tooth decay, injuries or just use over time. Your teeth can lose their shape or size. Dental crowns are tooth-shaped “caps” that can be placed over your tooth.
The dental crown is cemented into place on your tooth and it covers the visible portion of the tooth.
How long do dental crowns last?
On average, dental crowns last between five and 15 years. The life space of a crown can depend on how well you follow oral hygiene practices and personal mouth-related habits.