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Dental Crowns and Veneers Difference

Travelling to Turkey for new teeth is becoming increasingly popular and thousands of people like you are searching on the internet for a reputable dental centre in Turkey. However, we have experienced that considerable amount of patient’s are not aware of the treatment options and treatment outcomes. Dental veneers and dental crowns are the most common enquiries that we receive from international patients. But, do they know about the types of dental veneers or dental crowns and their differences?

Dentists are obliged explain the treatment outcomes, advantages, disadvantages and risks of a dental procedure to patients before taking their consent. Therefore, our dentists prepared this concise comparison of most popular aesthetic dental procedures.

Content Index 

  1. Dental Laminate Veneers
    1. Advantages
    2. Disadvantages
    3. When to use them
  2. Dental Crowns
    1. Advantages
    2. Disadvantages
  3. Dental Crowns and Dental Veneers Costs in Turkey

1.Dental Laminate Veneers in Turkey

A dental veneer is a thin layer of porcelain applied to front teeth front surface in order to improve aesthetics. Dental veneers in Turkey are relatively more conservative and contemporary approach compared to their alternatives such as dental crowns.

There are three types of dental veneers;

Types of Dental Veneers and Crowns in Turkey

  1. Porcelain Dental Laminate Veneers: Following the tooth preparation and impression in the first appointment, the porcelain veneer can be completed within 24 hours. E-max veneers are the most reputable dental veneer materials that are prepared on CAD/CAM devices within hours.
  2. Direct Composite Veneers (Composite Bonding): Dentists can complete Direct Composite Veneers in a single appointment within 2 hours. For composite veneers, dentists apply multiple layers and colours of dental composite to the tooth surface and cure it with a light. Therefore, the result is very quick compared to other dental veneer options.
  3. Indirect Composite Veneers: In this method, dentist takes impression of the teeth after minimal preparation and then completes the restoration on a model which is a copy of the patient’s teeth. Once the restoration on the model is ready, dentists transfer it to patients mouth with bonding adhesives.

Dentists use dental veneers to cover tooth discolourations, tooth shape anomalies, closing the gaps, straightening teeth and whitening. Dental veneers in Turkey require minimal tooth preparation on the tooth surface and also provide excellent aesthetic results. The treatment usually takes only a single day with the use of latest technology CAD/CAM devices.

Despite the aforementioned advantages, dental veneers are less durable than Porcelain Fused to Zirconia (PFZ) or Porcelain Fused to Metal (PFM) crowns. Moreover, because of the minimal preparation and the thin form, their bonding force is not as strong as dental crowns. Therefore, veneers are more likely to de-bond after using them for a while.

Advantages of Dental Veneers

  • Excellent aesthetic results.
  • Conservative approach; requires minimal tooth preparation.
  • Short treatment duration. E-max or composite veneers can be completed in one day.
  • Non-allergic.
  • Can be done without tooth tissue removal. Therefore, reversible.

Disadvantages of Dental Veneers

  • De-bonds (comes off) easier than crowns.
  • Low durability. Veneers can fracture easily if used on high load bearing teeth such as molars.
  • They are more expensive than other aesthetic options.
  • Not suitable for back teeth.

The Usage Of Veneers

Veneers can be used on front teeth under following circumstances;

  • Tooth discolourations
  • Mis-shaped tooth
  • Chipped tooth
  • Teeth with gaps

2. Dental Crowns in Turkey

Dental crowns cover the entire tooth surfaces. Therefore, dentists need to remove the tooth tissue from all around the tooth. Moreover, this is an irreversible procedure. It is not wrong to tell that dental crowns are more radical alternatives of dental veneers.

Although dental crowns are not as conservative as veneers, they bond to tooth better than veneers so unlikely to de-bond. Therefore, crowns are more resilient than veneers as well. Moreover, zirconia crowns give great aesthetic and natural results.

As we mentioned types of dental veneers earlier, there are also different types of dental crowns as follows;

  1. Porcelain Fused to Zirconia Crowns (PFZ Crowns): Excellent aesthetic results, resilient.
  2. Porcelain Fused to Metal Crown (PFM Crowns): Average aesthetic results, resilient.
  3. Full Ceramic Crowns: Excellent aesthetic results, not as durable as PFZ Crowns.
  4. Gold Crowns: Not aesthetic, very resilient.
  5. Full Metal Crowns: Not aesthetic, very resilient.

Advantages of Dental Crowns (Zirconia Crowns)Full set zirconia veneers in Turkey for British patient

  • Excellent aesthetic results.
  • Good bonding strength.
  • Provides support to weak teeth.
  • Resilient under pressure.
  • Zirconia is a non-allergic material.
  • More affordable than E-max material.
  • Suitable for both back and front teeth.

Disadvantages of Dental Crowns (Zirconia Crowns)

  • Requires more tooth tissue removal than dental veneers.
  • Non Reversible.
  • Possible sensitivity.

3. How Much Do Dental Crowns and Dental Veneers Cost in Turkey?

The cost of dental veneers in Turkey varies between £100 and £400 depending on the dental clinic and the type of the veneer material. See our full price list for more detail about the costs of treatment options.

For more information about dental veneer materials, read our blog post: Which dental Crown / Veneer Material: Zirconia or Emax?

Last Updated: 18/12/2019

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Sammi H.Sommers

8 months ago

Hi I need to do my back teeth molers what do you advice emax or zerconiun… also how much it cost if I want to make it in your clink.. please send me details. Thanks

Esdent

8 months ago

Hi Sammi,
That’s a very good question. We recommend zirconia teeth for molar area because of their durability. E-max is more suitable for front teeth where the aesthetics are more important.
You can Email/WhatsApp your photos & x-rays to us for a detailed treatment plan with costs.
Best Regards
Mert
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