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How Long Do Dental Crowns Last?

Dental crowns are the best solution for a wide variety of problems. You want your underlying issue fixed, but you also want a solution that’s cost effective and will last for a long time. Dental crowns fit the bill! 

Dr. Mark Studer and our staff have placed crowns for thousands of patients. We have considered all of the different types of crowns available, and now offer same-day crowns made from a solid piece of ceramic. In this post we explain why we offer all-ceramic dental crowns. 

What is a dental crown? 

A crown might be thought of as a cap for an existing, natural tooth. It can also be used with a dental implant. When there’s a problem with your natural tooth, a crown can restore its shape and give it support. 

Crowns can be made from a variety of materials including metals, porcelain or ceramic, resin, or some combination. Dr. Studer offers all-ceramic crowns. 

Crowns fix lots of problems

Dental crowns are the best solution for solving numerous dental issues, some of which may surprise you. Crowns can be used to strengthen weakened teeth, or for cosmetic reasons. Common reasons for dental crowns include: 

The crown sits on top of your natural tooth, or your implant. Our process matches it to your natural teeth, allowing the repair to blend in. 

Crowns are durable

With proper care, a dental crown can last for a lifetime. It is possible for them to chip, or wear down, but as long you’re visiting Dr. Studer twice a year for checkups and maintaining a careful oral hygiene regimen at home, your crown should last for many, many years. 

During your regular checkups, Dr. Studer will check your crown for any signs of wear and take appropriate measures. It’s possible that your crown can irritate your opposing teeth, so keeping a close eye on your oral health is important. 

Benefits of same-day crowns

Traditionally, when you got a crown, you had to have at least two appointments. In the first one, your dentist would prepare your tooth, take impressions of your mouth, and fit you with a temporary crown. The dentist would then send your impressions away to a lab where your crown was constructed. 

In our office, permanent crowns can be placed in one visit. Dr. Studer takes digital impressions and uses computer-aided design and milling technology that mills your crown immediately, matching the color and shape so that it’s aesthetically pleasing once placed. 

If you’d like to learn more about the durability and aesthetic qualities of the dental crowns we offer, book an appointment today. You can use our convenient online booking tool, or give us a call at 817-402-4110 and we will get you on our schedule.

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