What material is the crown made of?
Dental Crowns can be made from many materials, which are usually fabricated using indirect methods. This might include ceramic, porcelain, resin, and even metals.
When would it become necessary to get a crown?
When your teeth are badly damaged due to a large cavity, cracked, broken, or misshapen, dental crowns are the most effective solution. Dental Crowns are used to protect weakening teeth, broken teeth from breaking more, and support teeth that have large fillings. Crowns restore the appearance, shape, and alignment of a damaged tooth. Crowns could be useful to hold a dental bridge in place, cover a dental implant or to strengthen a root canal treated tooth.
For how long does a crown last?
It is a long-lasting restoration work and it is, in fact, stronger than the original tooth. It can last more than 15 years with proper brushing and flossing. However, it is also common to see them last upwards of 25-30 years.