Dental Crowns

Are Dental Crowns Permanent?

Nothing in dentistry is permanent.

Dentists will buy you time and find a solution that is reflective of your budget as well as your expectation.

Lifestyle factors such as smoking, drinking alcohol, and a sugary diet, play a crucial role in how long you keep your teeth.

Dental improvements such as crowns also fall into this category.

The good news is that dental crowns are probably the most robust cosmetic improvement that you can make to your teeth.

Crowns can bring a lot of satisfaction and self-confidence into your life.

The best way to describe a dental Crown is like the roof of your house or apartment building.

It completes the home and makes sure it covers you against the weather.

The only difference is, a crown will surround your entire tooth, similar to that of rendering on a building.


You may need a dental crown if you have the following happen to your teeth:

  • A chipped, cracked or fractured tooth.
  • Tooth decay.
  • Discolouration of your tooth.
  • A nerve removed due to a root canal.
  • A weak tooth that needs reinforcing.
  • A cover for a dental implant.
  • Supporting your dental bridge


The most common materials used for dental crowns are:

  • Metal such as gold or platinum.
  • Stainless steel, typically used on children’s teeth.
  • Composite resin.
  • Porcelain.
  • Porcelain fused to gold.
  • A combination of Porcelain and Zirconia.
  • Zirconia and EMAX.


The Advantages of Dental Crowns
The first two main advantages are protection and strength.

Once correctly in place, your crown will stop wear and tear on that particular tooth or teeth and support forces being felt on adjacent teeth.

A crown also protects your tooth from fracturing and decay.

A final advantage is how they look. Your smile will be enhanced, and you will feel amazing.

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