What is a Crown?
A crown is a permanent covering that fits completely over an original tooth or a dental implant. Bonded with dental cement, they are used to improve or strengthen the tooth. Crowns can be made of a variety of different materials such as porcelain, gold, acrylic resin or a mix of these materials. Each material has a different durability and look, however, porcelain generally has the most natural appearance of all the materials. Your Doctor will suggest the most appropriate material for your individual case. The average crown lasts approximately 10 years, but with proper care your crown could very well last a lifetime.