Porcelain crowns are not particularly fragile, but are always placed with regard to bite forces. For instance, if you need a crown on a back tooth, that crown needs more care taken than a crown on a front tooth. Back teeth exert greater bite pressures than front teeth, and the porcelain is more likely to fail if you use a crowned back tooth for unnecessary force, like cracking a nut or chewing absently on a pen.
With proper care taken, porcelain crowns have a 90 percent chance of lasting at least 10 years. And odds are high you can keep your crowns for twice that time. This is why most dental insurance pays for at least part of your crown expense—the rate of return is very reasonable. Plus, constantly-improving materials and means of production mean you can expect crown longevity to increase.
Porcelain has a higher risk of breakage than metal crowns. Porcelain crowns largely replaced metallics on visual strength alone. But our expert in porcelain crowns in Van Nuys is confident your porcelain crown will look great for a long time.
Remember to brush and floss actively for best results.
Contact our cosmetic dentist in Van Nuys for more about crown longevity.