Porcelain Dental Crowns

What Are Dental Crowns Made From?

Crowns are made from different types of material. Early in dentistry, they were made from metals like stainless steel. Here at Prairie Lakes Family Dentistry, we use Zirconia crowns. Zirconia offers superior strength and durability for dental crowns. It is at least three times stronger than porcelain or PFM restorations and has a similar aesthetic look to teeth. Unlike porcelain, zirconia can withstand wear and tear without chipping. The high biocompatibility of zirconia will not cause an allergic reaction in patients who have sensitivities to metal restorations.

How Long Do Dental Crowns Last?

Crowns last between five to fifteen years, depending on your oral health habits and the amount of wear and tear they receive. After we place your dental crown, you’ll want to stay away from chewing ice and other hard materials, grinding your teeth, biting your fingernails, and opening packages with your teeth. This will help your crown last as long as possible.

How Prairie Lakes Family Dentistry Saves Cracked And Broken Teeth

One of the most common procedures here at Prairie Lakes Family Dentistry is placing a crown. Dr. Heezen will place crowns to help out with many different dental health problems. Some of those include:

  • To cover a dental implant.
  • For a cosmetic modification.
  • To protect a broken tooth or one that has been severely worn down.
  • To cover misshapen or severely discolored teeth.
  • To protect a weak tooth from decay or to hold parts of a cracked tooth together.
  • To restore an already broken tooth from further damage.
  • To hold in a dental bridge.

To schedule a consultation regarding a dental crown, give us a call at (507) 212-0002 or email us.

We look forward to hearing from you!