This depends on the type of crown fitted. With good oral health, crowns tend to last between 7-10 years, sometimes longer.
At Quest Dental Care in Ipswich, we offer three types of dental crowns: full metal crowns, PMF crowns (porcelain fused to metals) and all porcelain crowns.
An all porcelain crown is the most aesthetically pleasing replacement for a natural tooth. We almost always recommend an all porcelain crown to our patients.
A full metal crown is incredibly durable and therefore isn’t prone to chipping or breaking easily. As it isn’t as aesthetically pleasing as an all porcelain crown, this crown is more suited out of sight (for molars or back teeth.) It can endure the bite pressure and grinding of teeth – perfect for molars.
A PMF crown is a fusion of porcelain and metal, providing a tooth coloured crown but with the durability of a metal crown. A metal alloy forms the inner core while multiple layers of porcelain give the outer shell to the dental crown.