All Information About the types of Dental Crowns, why you need it, procedure, advantages, disadvantages, and the cost
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What Are The Dental Crowns?
Dental Crowns, or a teeth cap, is a dentistry treatment aiming to replace damaged teeth. It can also protect weak teeth from more damage or improve the teeth’ appearance, like correcting teeth discolored.
The crown usually covers the remaining tooth part above the gum line or is placed onto the tooth implant. Teeth Crowns can be made of various types of materials. The most common type is Zirconia Crowns.
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What Are The Dental Crowns Types?
Some of the materials used to make teeth crowns are:
All kinds of metal can be used for crowns, including gold, chromium, and others. Metal crowns last for a long time and require a small amount of tooth to be removed.
They also withstand biting and chewing pressure. The main disadvantage of this type is the metallic color. They may be the right choice for rear molars.
achieve the best color match with your natural teeth, so they are the right front teeth choice. However, Porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns are usually stronger than porcelain types.
are the cheapest types compared with the other materials, but they may slip over time and probably break from porcelain or metal crowns.
These teeth crowns can be matched to your natural teeth color. They can be the right choice for both front or back teeth. This type’s main cons are that the metal under the crown’s porcelain cap may be visible through a dark line. Furthermore, the crown’s porcelain part can chip or break off, and there is more teeth erosion beside the crown.
Nowadays, they are the most popular teeth crowns. Most dentists advise their patients with this type due to its excellent strength, durability, and superior aesthetics. It would be best if you met your dentist to determine the appropriate type according to your needs.
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What is the E-max crown? They are a particular type of crowns made of lithium disilicate. These crowns are also made from a single block of this material, making them have high strength. Lithium silicate material is known for its superior strength, attractiveness, high degree of transparency, and natural appearance.
EMAX vs. Zirconia Crowns
|EMAX crowns||Zirconium crowns
|appearance||Excellent translucency||Different shades
|Advantages||High translucency and brightness|
More natural look
They are thin (thickness 0.3mm)
Come in various shades that can match your natural teeth
What are zirconia crowns?
It is one type of dental crown made of Zirconia, also called Zirconium, a durable material that can withstand the wear and tear of everyday use.
It is a white powdered metal that reflects light in the same way as your natural tooth.
1. Solid Zirconia
Solid zirconia is stronger than high translucent zirconia. It can withstand chewing and grinding forces better. It suits the root canal-treated tooth, which offers stronger support to a weak tooth.
As it’s non-transparent, it’s appropriate for rear teeth.
2. High Translucent Zirconia
This type gives you excellent looks that exactly look like your natural teeth. It is more suitable for front teeth. If you need orthodontic treatment to correct your teeth alignment, your dentist will not prefer high translucent zirconia.
Advantages of zirconium-based crowns
It is one of the most used types of dental crowns.
It has many advantages like:
- Unique look: Zirconium has a white color; naturally, it allows the conversion to any shade to suit the color of your remaining teeth.
- Confident smile: Zirconium doesn’t contain any metal. Porcelain fused to metal crowns, which were popular before, has a metal layer under the porcelain layer, so the metal lining is usually visible at the gum line. With the Zirconia type, this problem will not exist.
- Extraordinarily Strength: Zirconia is the strongest type of dental crown. It can withstand wear and chip.
- Metal-free: The cosmetic effects of a zirconia crown are the most significant advantage it can give. It functions like a natural tooth, so it is preferable, especially if you replace the front teeth.
- Safe material: Patients who have had this type did not report any allergy problems. Zirconium is a safe material and can remain in your mouth forever.
- They are well linked to your teeth.
|PROCEDURE||Wafer-thin shells of tooth-colored material which is cemented to the front surface of teeth to achieve a PROCEDURE: better appearance
|LENGTH||3 hours preparation and 3 hour for fix
|SIDE EFFECTS||Sensitivity of prepped teeth
irreversible loss of teeth structure
|RISK||fracture of veneers
Although they have many pros, they have some disadvantages,
- High cost: They cost you more than other types of crowns. However, It will stay in your mouth forever.
- May cause wearing out the opposite teeth: as these kinds of crowns are very hard, they may wear out your natural teeth.
- Teeth decay: the crown itself will be indestructible; the decay under it may be caused by the attrition of the solid material against the other teeth.
What Are Teeth Crowns Used for?
You may need teeth crowns for the following reasons:
- To cover the teeth implants.
- To cover teeth treated with a root canal.
- Protect weak teeth from damage or decay.
- To cover the misshaped teeth.
- Retrieve broken teeth or worn teeth.
- To hold a dental bridge in place.
crowns on teeth before and after
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How Are the Crowns fitted?
Fitting the crown will usually require two visits to your dentist. During the procedure, the treatment area will be under local anesthesia, so you will not feel any pain.
Your dentist will assess the tooth, its root, and the surrounding area using the x-ray scan at the first appointment.
If it is needed, the dentist will treat a root canal before fitting a crown.
Furthermore, The dentist will treat any infection or inflamed tissue.
The area under the tooth must be as clean and healthy before fitting the crown.
If your tooth is still its original size, your dentist will shape it to allow the cap to fit in line with the rest teeth and not affect the occlusion. He or she will then take a dental impression of the abutment and the surrounding teeth and send it to the laboratory.
This step will usually take around four to six days so that the dentist will provide you with a temporary crown in some cases.
Once it is ready, you will revisit the dentist, who will attach the crown onto the tooth’s remaining part using dental cement.
How long Do Zirconia Crowns Last?
I general, crowns usually last between five to fifteen years, depending on your lifestyle and teeth care routine.
However, Zirconia Crowns is the most durable type of crown. It may stay forever.
Teeth grinding puts pressure on a crown, which may cause damage. If you suffer from grinding or clenching, inform your dentist, who may provide you with a mouthguard to protect your crown.
Does Crowns Require Special Care?
Teeth Crowns do not require any special care. However, you must continue to follow good oral care by brushing and flossing your teeth twice per day, flossing daily, especially the area around the crown and the area where the crown links to the gum line.
How much does a crown cost?
The cost of a crown tooth varies depending on several factors:
- Used type of the crown.
- Used materials quality.
- The dentist’s experience.
- The clinic region.
According to the Healthline website, the cost for zirconium type in the USA ranges between $1,000 – $2,500 while the cost in the UK ranges between £400 – £1200
You can achieve both stunning results and affordable prices for any cosmetic procedure in Turkey, and the price ranges between $150 – $250. It is the right destination to improve your appearance and enjoy the beauty of the place.
|Price in USA||Zirconia Crowns||$1,000 – $2,500|
|Metal Crowns||$800 – $1400|
|Price in UK||Zirconia Crowns||£400 – £1200|
|Metal Crowns||£300 – £850|
|Price in Turkey||Zirconia Crowns||$150 – 250|
|Metal Crowns||$110 – 180|
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dental crowns frequently asked questions
A teeth crowns are a tooth-shaped cap placed over the top of a prepared tooth.
There are many reasons why you may need a dental crown.
First, there may be a need to replace a large filling or restore a damaged tooth. Usually, A dental crown is used to replace large fillings if there are not enough teeth to fill.
Second, a dental crown may be needed to protect and support the tooth with the root canal treatment. Sometimes a dental crown can be used to improve your teeth’ appearance if you have problems there, for example, discolored fillings or if the teeth are discolored, misshapen, crooked, uneven, and/or crowded.
Finally, a dental crown can be used to help hold bridges and dentures in place.
In general. the operation done under local anesthesia
First of all, our dentist will prepare the teeth by removing the external surface.
The thickness of a dental crown is proportional to the amount of tooth removed. Once the tooth is
Formed, you will make an impression to ensure that the dental crowns are perfect.
And we will give this impression to our laboratory to make the teeth crown. The dentist will apply temporary dental crowns to protect your teeth until the second appointment.
At the next appointment, they will check the color and appearance of the dental crown.
Right before you finally fix it on the tooth with cement or adhesive.
In certain circumstances, such as a tooth full of roots, it may be necessary to have a job.
Please place it in the tooth before attaching the dental crown.
This is to give extra support for the teeth crowns.
you will need from 2 to 3 appointments to have all the procedure done
it can done from 5 to 6 days
The first appointment to prepare, impression, take shadow, and layout.
The second appointment is the fitting of permanent dental crowns, And The whole process takes about one hour.
If you decide to undergo the dental crowns in Turkey, the following will be included with the price:
- A fee of the dentist
- crowns fee
- laboratory fees
- tooth extraction
- Hotel accommodation
The answer, of course, is NO.
When you make a reservation with Hayat Med Clinic, we will send a signed contract containing all the previously agreed-upon details. You will not pay any additional costs.
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