How Long Do Dental Crowns Last?

Dental crowns are widely used in dentistry. They work beautifully to restore integrity to a tooth, replace a missing tooth, and aesthetically enhance a smile. 

While they are considered a long-term solution, they will not last forever. Most dental crowns will need to be replaced. But, just how long do they last? 

How Long Do Dental Crowns Last? 

On average, dental crowns last about 10 to 15 years from the time they are placed. This is often due to usual wear and tear. 

It is no secret, however, that the better they are cared for, the longer they will last. Those who take exceptional care of their dental crowns may find they last for 20 years — or longer. 

Factors that Impact a Dental Crown’s Longevity

There are a few factors that can play a role in a dental crown’s lifespan, such as:

While some of these things can be controlled, most cannot. Understanding these factors and how they impact your dental crown can give you a vague idea of how long you can expect to keep yours. 

Extending the Life of Your Dental Crowns

If you are investing in a dental crown, the good news is that you can take an active role in extending the life of it. 

Maintaining a great oral hygiene routine that includes brushing at least twice a day and flossing at least once, as well as routine visits to the dentist every 6 months is the best way to keep a dental crown. 

A few other things that will help include:

Dental Crowns at Fairbanks Dental Associates

The team at Fairbanks Dental Associates is highly skilled and experienced at precisely placing dental crowns using the best materials available. 

Are you in need of a dental crown? Contact us today at 254-778-4402. Or, request an appointment online. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to have a dental crown after a root canal? 

Once the decay and infection are cleared out of a tooth during a root canal, the hole remaining is often too extensive for a dental filling. This is why dental crowns are used to restore the integrity of the tooth. Without it, the tooth may eventually break. 

Does insurance cover a dental crown?

Most dental insurance policies do cover dental crowns, at least in part. Because each policy is different, it is always a good idea to reach out to your carrier to determine your specific benefits.