When you experience tooth decay, dental damage, or need a dental crown for any other reason, you’ll want this restoration to last. Depending on the material used, tooth repaired, and your oral hygiene routine, a dental crown can last five to ten years before it needs to be repaired or replaced. Many patients want their smile to look great after repair with dental crowns, but they’ve heard that porcelain crowns that look the most natural are the least durable. Luckily, today’s dental-grade porcelain crowns are durable and long lasting. They offer the same five to ten-year restoration available with other, less cosmetic materials like gold, porcelain fused to metal, or even zirconia. With proper care, your all-ceramic dental crown will last and maintain a flawless, natural appearance.