The answer to this question is actually different for every patient, and to be honest, a lot depends on how you take care of your dental crown.
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Just like a natural tooth, a dental crown can break if you're biting directly into hard foods or biting things you're not supposed to, such as ice. Some foods to be aware of are carrots, apples, and hard breads. You don't have to eliminate these foods altogether but rather cut them into smaller pieces that help you avoid biting into them.
Chewy foods like taffy, caramels, or even steak can also be detrimental to a tooth crown. These foods can actually pull your restoration right off of your tooth if you're not careful when eating them. Try to divert your food to other areas of your mouth away from your restoration if you're eating something chewy.
Generally, a porcelain tooth crown can last for 12 to 15 years if you're taking good care of it with regular brushing and flossing and routine checkups and teeth cleanings at our dentist office.