A porcelain crown is a type of dental restoration used to cover a tooth that is damaged or decayed. An impression of the tooth is used to create the crown, which is then covered in porcelain. This makes the crown look like a natural tooth and helps protect the tooth from further damage.
A dentist uses a dental crown in cases where the tooth is severely damaged or decayed, but a cosmetic dentist can also use it for aesthetic purposes. Additionally, a porcelain crown may be the only way to restore a damaged tooth to its original appearance.
Dental Crown Longevity
Although they are designed to last for many years, the answer may depend on several factors, including:
- The health of your mouth
- The quality of your oral hygiene
- How well you care for your teeth
These factors can all impact the lifespan of your porcelain crown. In general, however, you can expect your crown to last 5 to 15 years. With proper care, it is even possible for them to last for 20 years or more. An excellent dental hygiene routine can make them last a lifetime. If you are considering a porcelain crown, you can rest assured that it will provide long-lasting results.
Dental Crowns in Barrie & Innisfil
Are you unhappy with your smile? If you are considering porcelain crowns, call our office today to schedule a consultation. We will be happy to answer any questions you have and help you decide if dental crowns are right for you.