The average lifespan of a dental crown is from five (5) to fifteen (15) years. Ultimately, this time span is affected by what the crown is exposed to, how well you follow great oral hygiene practices, and your mouth-related habits (clenching, grinding, ice-chewing, nail-biting, etc. should be avoided).
A dental crown is not indestructible — just like your natural teeth it requires regular brushing and flossing. Although a crowned tooth does not require any extra care, maintaining your good oral health and hygiene practices is vital to preventing tooth decay and gum disease.
It depends on your unique situation and the type of crown selected for your smile. Your dentist at Cairn Dental will help you determine the various options you have when exploring dental crowns. The average cost of a dental crown can range from $400 to $1500 or more per crown. Your insurance may impact the cost as well — we’ll help you figure that out when you come in for your first visit.