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How long does a crown last on a front tooth?

I am a 25 year old female. I want to know how long does a crown last on a front tooth?

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Crowns are meant to last sometimes for decades. It depends on how you take care of it and how skillful your dentist is and how damaged the tooth is. 
They usually last for years. It will depend on how you treat your teeth. Regular cleanings by a dental hygienist, daily flossing, brushing 3 times a day all help. I have crowns I placed over 20 years ago still working fine, then there are crowns that break due to function and demands people put on their teeth. Don't open things with your teeth, stay away from chewing ice, do your maintenance, and see a good private dental office for the best care.
This can depend on your health, oral hygiene, home care and habits. But for the average person with good oral hygiene and no destructive habits (opening bottles, cracking nuts, biting pens, etc.), crowns (or caps) can certainly last for upwards of 15 - 20 years.
Dental crowns last on average between 5 and 15 years. Excellent oral hygiene and absence of parafunctional habits like grinding will help lengthen the longevity sometimes up to 20 or 25 years.

A crown on any tooth can last for years and years if it’s kept very clean - the factor that sometimes brings people to replace a front crown is the shade - teeth darken over time and the crown doesn’t. This can be dealt with by whitening your teeth if the crown begins to look lighter than your other teeth.
There are too many factors involved to answer that with any accuracy. You need to ask your dentist what the long term prognosis is for your particular situation.
The crown should last a long time. Any where from 10-25 years. Crowns rarely break. They usually fail because of tooth decay that develops under the crown. Brush a few times per day and FLOSS.

Drew Shulman, DMD, MAGD