Damaged, cracked or broken-down teeth can be restored, protected and enhanced using dental crowns. Dental crowns are also known as caps because the crown sits over your existing tooth, covering the entire outer surface.
A crown strengthens the existing damaged tooth and preserves its function for eating. These long-lasting restorations are custom-made by skilled technicians, using durable materials, such as metal or porcelain, which also blend in perfectly for a natural-looking result.
your crown lasts for as long as possible; it is important to maintain excellent oral hygiene. You should keep your teeth and gums healthy by brushing twice daily with a fluoride toothpaste and cleaning between your teeth with floss or interdental brushes. You should also attend regular appointments with your dentist and hygienist.
How long will a crown last?
It depends very much on how strong the remaining tooth is, how heavy your bite is, and how well it is looked after with a good daily oral health regime and a healthy diet which limits the amount of sugary foods and drinks. If all these factors are favourable a crown can and will last for many years. A crown does not prevent decay developing at the gum line or stop you from developing gum disease, so it’s important to keep your restored tooth free from plaque.