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Crowns are usually made from porcelain, metal, or a combination of the two. On the day of the dental crown procedure, the dentist will assess your bite, replace any missing tooth structure due to decay or fracture, and then will prep the tooth to allow a crown to slide over the prep to protect it. An impression is taken of the prep prior to making a temporary crown. Over a 2 week period, a permanent crown will be fabricated by the lab before the patient returns for a second and final visit to have the permanent crown cemented into place. See below.
We can expect the dental / tooth crowns on average to last anywhere between 5 to 15 years. The lifespan depends on the oral hygiene routine, wear & tear of the crown and mouth-related habits like grinding, chewing. Some crowns have lasted patient’s 40+ years for the remainder of their lifetime!