ABOUT Dental Crowns
A dental crown is a tooth-shaped "cap" that is placed over a tooth. It is covering the tooth to restore its shape and size, strength, and/or to improve its appearance.
Usually crowns can be produced of porcelain (sort of dental ceramic), metal (a gold or other metal), or a combination of both (porcelain-fused-to-metal).
In average usage of dental crowns can last 5-15 years. The duration of crown life span depends on the many factors, such as oral hygiene, bad habits (the patient should avoid clenching or grinding teeth, biting fingernails, chewing ice or opening packages with the usage of teeth).