How Long Do Dental Crowns Last?

Long Lasting Crowns in older man

Crown/Bridges: Dental crowns are tooth-shaped caps that are used to protect, cover and restore the shape of your teeth. Bridges offer the same type of protection over multiple teeth and can be a solution for singular tooth loss. 

What Are Dental Crowns?

Dental crowns are tooth-shaped caps that are used to protect, cover, and restore the shape of your teeth. Bridges offer this same type of protection over gaps in multiple teeth. Wolter ADC is proud to offer porcelain crowns that mimic the appearance of your natural teeth to improve both the function and appearance of your smile.

How Long Do Dental Crowns Last?

With regular maintenance and good, daily dental hygiene, you can expect the lifespan of a dental crown to be 15 years. It is also common to see dental crowns last up to 25-30 years as well.

What Are Single-Visit Crowns?

Wolter Advanced Dental Care is proud to offer CEREC: Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramic, in order to provide our patients with single-visit, same-day dental crowns. CERED 3D technology is ideal for replacing failing restorations, broken teeth, and old fillings with full ceramics fillings or crowns in one visit. The Wolter ADC team takes precise digital images of the prepared tooth using a dental-specific camera. This process of a high-resolution camera, 3D modeling software, and a precision milling machine replaces the old-fashioned “putty-style” mold and creates a digital impression. This customized digital impression is transferred to the CEREC computer, where your new crown is built to your specific measurements. While you relax in the office, you can expect this super-machine to create a porcelain crown that looks exactly like a real tooth. Once your crown is ready, Dr. Wolter will bond it to the surface of the prepared area, and you’ll have a new tooth that looks just like–or better–than the original. With same-day CEREC, you can restore the function of your teeth immediately.

How Do Traditional Crowns Compare To Single-Visit CEREC Dental Crowns?

While traditional crowns are still widely-used and a great solution for dental restoration, with modern developments in dental technology, such as the CEREC, old-fashioned dental crowns are being phased out by a faster, more economic, more cutting-edge option. Traditional crowns demand two separate trips to the dentist. Not only that, you have to endure wearing a temporary dental crown that cannot support regular use, as you wait up to 2-3 weeks for your scans to be sent out and for your new crown to be created by a lab. Wolter ADC is proud to offer CEDEC in our commitment to offering the best for the convenience and comfort of our patients.

How Does The Wolter Advanced Dental Care Dental Guarantee Apply To Dental Crowns?

You may not have heard of a Dental Guarantee, but as part of our dedication to offering an excellent experience with every visit, Wolter ADC is proud to offer a 5-year Dental Guarantee on dental crowns and bridges. So long as our patients abide by The Patient Commitment, we can stand by our risk-free Dental Guarantee.

What Does The Patient Commitment Entail?

  • Attend all appointments throughout treatment, including regular hygiene appointments (every 6 months).
  • Wear any protective night guard and/or sports guard regularly if applicable.
  • Brush and floss on a regular basis (brushing twice daily and flossing once daily).

With the Wolter Advanced Dental Care Dental Guarantee, you simply won’t have to worry about paying out of pocket for a replacement after 30-90 days of having the work done, nor will you need to concern yourself with whether or not your insurance will cover the cost of repairs. Wolter ADC offers this guarantee for peace of mind for all of our clients and with confidence that our work will be excellent the first time around. In most standard cases, our work will last years or even decades before needing repair or replacement. Please note that coverage is not available for lost or damaged appliances, or dental work as a result of misuse as determined by your dental provider.

If you have had issues with another dental care provider and are ready to find your family dentist, you will be glad to know that we take our patient care and experience very seriously. Speak to a Wolter Advanced Dental Care representative to schedule your appointment today.