Dental crowns refer to tooth-shaped “caps” placed over teeth to restore their shape, size, and strength, and enhance their appearance. When cemented in place, crowns fully encase the whole portion of a tooth that is above the gum line.
Dental crowns can be extremely useful dental treatments, but they do come with some cost and time in the dentist’s chair. This is why one of the questions we often hear at EK Dental Surgery is, “How long can I expect my dental crown to last?”
The answer is that there is no single answer – A dentist simply can’t answer that question completely. However there is a range of lifespans for dental crowns that can be affected by the dentist you choose and the care you give to your crown after it is put in place.