How long does a dental crown last?

90% of crowns should not require major treatment within five years, and 50 to 80% of crowns should last between 15 and 20 years.4 The life of your crown depends on how well you take care of it with your daily dental hygiene practices. It is advised to try to avoid chewing hard or sticky foods, which can cause your crown to break or come loose.

Common CDT codes for Crowns:

  • [2740] Crown - porcelain/ceramic substrate 
  • [2750] Crown - porcelain fused to high noble metal 
  • [2751] Crown - porcelain fused to predominantly base metal 
  • [2790] Crown - full cast high noble metal 
  • [2792] Crown - full cast noble metal 
  • [2920] Re-cement or re-bond crown 
  • [2930] Crown - Prefabricated stainless steel - primary tooth 

Sources:

1. Bader JD, Shugars DA. Summary Review of the Survival of Single Crowns. General Dentistry. 2 009; 57(1): 74-81.


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