Dental crowns can help repair a range of problems, from large cracks and decayed areas, to broken or deformed teeth that underwent root canal treatments. A dentist can assist you in selecting the most suitable crown solution for you.

Your dentist will use X-rays and impressions of your tooth to formulate an individual treatment plan for you. Once you receive your new crown, be sure to take good care in maintaining its appearance: keep it away from water sources, avoid unnecessary heat exposure and don’t drop or bump it on hard surfaces like pavement.

Natural Appearance

Front tooth crowns are made of the same material used for posterior crowns (molars and premolars). However, in order to look natural they must be carefully designed and installed – typically by using translucent ceramic or porcelain material that can be shaded to match your natural tooth color.

Your dentist can also offer porcelain fused to metal and zirconia crowns for additional strength, and superior aesthetic. Both types are durable yet offer an outstanding visual. Both types are an effective way to repair damaged and weak teeth.

Dental crowns placed over anterior teeth – such as central and lateral incisors and canines – don’t stain as easily as natural teeth, though you should still avoid habits like chewing ice or biting your nails, drinking red wine or tea, smoking, and chewing on ice or biting nails. Maintaining clean crowns is key – visit a hygienist regularly to do just that!


Crowns are typically constructed of ceramic or porcelain materials that can be tailored to match the color of your natural teeth, unlike metal which discolors over time. Ceramic and porcelain crowns are biocompatible and an excellent solution for patients allergic to base metals such as nickel.

Your dentist will begin the crown preparation process by taking an impression of the affected area to ensure it fits seamlessly with other teeth – they may even use digital impressions for this step!

Crowns are then created at a clinic and fixed in place with strong dental cement for maximum longevity – up to 10 years under proper dental hygiene practices.


Crowns on front teeth vary in lifespan depending on their material and maintenance practices, and should last several years with proper care before needing replacing. Unfortunately, however, crowns don’t last as long due to hard chewing which could chip or break them.

Based on your needs and requirements, there are various types of tooth crowns to consider. Porcelain and zirconia crowns are popular choices because they’re both visually appealing and durable – plus stain-proof for long-term wear!

Before having a crown placed on your front tooth, your dentist will first conduct an exam and numb it. They may use X-rays or molds to develop a personalized treatment plan before filing down the original tooth to create space for the crown; depending on its type this may involve extracting up to 3/4 of its original structure – another reason it’s essential that you visit an experienced cosmetic dentist who offers this procedure.


Crowns can be an excellent solution for restoring broken or chipped teeth and improving their appearance, including misshaped ones. Crowns come in various materials suited for different patients such as porcelain, zirconia and metal; their long-term effectiveness keeps patients satisfied without becoming discolored like natural teeth would.

Lifestyle choices will have an effect on the longevity of a patient’s front tooth crowns, particularly as some habits can hasten wear and tear on it, eventually causing it to fail prematurely.

Patients should avoid chewing hard objects like ice and candy as this can damage the crown, as well as grinding their teeth or clenching their jaw as this could fracture or crack it. Furthermore, regular dental appointments will give a dentist an opportunity to assess its condition and make appropriate recommendations regarding replacement, if required.

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