A dental crown is a type of artificial tooth which completely surrounds a tooth or a dental implant. Whether your teeth are widely decayed, gappy, discoloured, crooked or have had large restorations previously, dental crowns are the choice of the treatment. Since they completely surround a tooth, dental crowns let us perform more radical adjustments on your teeth. Crowns are more durable than other restoration types such as veneers or composite restorations. We have our patients who are still using their dental crowns after more than 15 years.
In Esdent Dental Centre Turkey, we complete the dental crowns within 1 to 4 days in our in-house dental lab which is fully equipped with latest technology 3D Designing and Milling devices. We produce the dental crowns from only the highest quality blocks that has proven themselves in years with their durability and aesthetic qualities.
There are different types of dental crowns with different physical and aesthetic features. The old & traditional crowns which were made of golds and alloys has become less popular because of their low aesthetic features. Zirconia Crowns, All-ceramic (Porcelain) Crowns and Porcelain Fused to Metal (PFM) Crowns are widely used in contemporary dentistry.
If we were to compare the aesthetic qualities of the contemporary dental crowns, all-ceramic crowns would be the winner. Zirconia Crowns and PFM crowns follows all-ceramics respectively. Even though all-ceramic crowns takes the first place, there are highly aesthetic zirconia crowns that can compete with them. Full-contour multi-layered zirconia crowns provides highly aesthetic and natural results. Moreover, zirconia (White Metal) is much more durable than all-ceramic materials. PFM crowns are the least aesthetic option amongst these three types of crowns. However, they are the most durable ones. Especially for implant restorations, PFM crowns fit really good.
Durability Comparision of Dental Crowns:
All-Metal Crowns > PFM Crown > Full-Contour Zirconia > Porcelain Veneered Zirconia Crown > All-Ceramic Crowns
Aesthetic Comparision of Dental Crowns:
All-Ceramic Crowns > Porcelain Veneered Zirconia Crown > Full-Contour Zirconia Crown > PFM Crown > All Metal Crowns
As it can be understood from the name, all-ceramic crowns are entirely made of engineered glass particles. The light diffusion through porcelain crowns are close to a natural tooth. Therefore, they have an unmatched natural and aesthetic look. There are various full porcelain crown brands in the dentistry market; E.max, Vivaneer, Lava, Oprec, Vitablock, Empress, Cerec and more. E.max Crowns is one of the most reputable porcelain crown brands in the market. In Esdent Dental Centre Turkey, we regularly use E.max crowns because of their immaculate aesthetic results.
The colour of a natural tooth’s gingival section is different than it’s incisal section. Therefore, a uniform porcelain crown will not reflect a natural and aesthetic look. However, the latest improvements on porcelain materials have overcome this problem. The multi-layered crowns prepared with E.max Press Multi ingots gives an unmatched natural and aesthetic look.
Once our experienced dentists complete the chairside tooth preparation stage, we send the impression of your teeth to our lab with our highly skilled in-house dental technicians to manufacture porcelain crowns manually or on a cad cam device. We complete a full smile makeover with 16 E.max Crowns only in 24 hours.
Even though many sources consider Zirconia crowns as a part of all-ceramic crowns, we find it more appropriate to count them as a separate crown material category as zirconium dioxide is their main ingredient, which is stabilised with the addition of yttrium oxide. Zirconia is a white metal which is mined in different parts of the world. Their durability against high chewing forces makes it possible to use them in dentistry, even on molar teeth.
We prepare zirconia crowns by milling the full-contour zirconia blocks on cad cam devices or by veneering a porcelain layer to front surface of the solid zirconia base in order to improve their aesthetic qualities. Moreover, multi-layered full-contour zirconia blocks provide excellent aesthetics that are almost as natural as a natural tooth. Both full-contour zirconia and porcelain-veneered zirconia crowns have highly aesthetic results. However, porcelain-veneered zirconia crowns are slightly less durable than full-contour zirconia crowns because they carry an additional layer which is bonded to them.
Unlike full porcelain crowns and PFM crowns, zirconia crowns can only be prepared by certain types of 3D milling devices. Most of the clinics use external labs for the preparation of these crowns. Therefore, it is hard for these clinics to collaborate with dental technicians during the design of the end product. In Esdent Dental Centre Turkey, our expert dentists and dental technicians collaborate during the design and milling stage of zirconia crowns in our in-house dental laboratory.
In Esdent Dental Centre Turkey, we complete full-contour zirconia crowns in only 3 days and porcelain veneered crowns in 4 days. However, we recommend our patients to stay for an extra night which is included in the quotation for a last check. We explained the appointments below in details.
1- First Appointment: Tooth Preparation and Impression Taking
Prior to starting the tooth preparation, our dentists apply a local anaesthetic area to prevent any pain or discomfort. After the numbness is achieved in 5 to 10 minutes, our dentists start reducing the tooth surfaces. Our dentists take extra care during this procedure to prevent any tooth pulp damage caused by over-reduction or over-heating. This procedure takes around 5 to 10 minutes for each tooth.
When our dentists complete the teeth preparation stage, they take an impression of your teeth with silicone based impression materials. After that, we transfer your impressions to our in-house dental laboratory.
Once this stage is completed, our team will drop you back to your hotel to sleep the treatment off.
2- 3D Designing & Temporary Crowns
Temporary crowns are plastic prototypes of your permanent zirconia crowns. After tooth preparation, your teeth are very likely to be sensitive. Therefore, we get the temporary crowns ready in the same evening of the first appointment.
Once the lab receives the impression of your teeth, the digital scanning stage begins. This stage allows us to transfer the actual model of your prepared teeth to the digital environment. Scanning stage is followed by 3D designing of your temporary teeth on computer. Our dentists and dental technicians collaborate during the design stage to manufacture the temporary crowns in a way that they will be highly aesthetic and in a perfect harmony with your intact teeth. Our patients are welcome to join this stage to bring up their special requests about their teeth.
3- Second Appointment: Mock-Up Stage
In the evening of the first visit, the dentist cements the temporary crowns to your teeth. Temporary crowns give us an idea about how the end-work zirconia crowns will look on your teeth. This stage is very beneficial since it enables us to assess the temporary crowns look and make necessary adjustments as desired by our patients. Once we achieve the desired look, it is transferred to the permanent zirconia crowns design.
4- Third Appointment: Trial of The Zirconia Base
In this appointment, we remove the temporary crowns to assess the fitting zirconia base to your teeth. We examine any possible premature contacts and make any other necessary adjustments on the permanent zirconia base. This procedures usually takes around 15 to 45 minutes. After that, our dentists re-cement the temporary crowns and send the zirconia base to our in-house dental laboratory. We bypass this stage when we are manufacturing full-contour zirconia crowns.
5- Fourth Appointment: Permanent Cementation of Zirconia Crowns
Our expert dental technicians applies a porcelain layer on top of the zirconia base in order to improve the aesthetics. Once this is complete in the lab, we place your dental crowns to your teeth without cementing them. We assess their fit and look for a last time so we can make any adjustments before the permanent crown cementation.
After the cementation, we check once more for the premature contacts as patients feel it better after the permanent cementation.
6- Fifth Appointment: Last Control
We advise our patients to stay for an extra night so that we can make any extra adjustments when necessary.
Dental crowns should be prepared by expert dental professionals, especially for international patients who are travelling from overseas countries. In Esdent Dental Centre Turkey, our dentists take extra care during dental procedures in order to prevent any possible complications after our patients get back to their home countries. Moreover, all dental crowns prepared in our clinic are under our guarantee for 6 years, without any questions. Contact us to plan your journey with us in Esdent Dental Centre Turkey.
Esdent is a well-established family-run dental centre located in Malatya, Turkey. We have been providing high quality dental care in every aspect of dentistry to local and international patients since 2007. Founders of Esdent, Dr. Kemal Kutluturk and Dr. Mert Can Kutluturk have established a highly reputable dental clinic that prides itself on delivering only the best results with a focus on great patient care and satisfaction. Our mission is to provide a contemporary, ethical and transparent service to our patients. For us, this means; providing a warm and welcoming environment for all our patients, practising outstanding hygiene and offering affordable dental care with concise, honest and practical advice and aftercare without any hidden fees.
Our patients are sharing their dental treatment experience with Esdent Dental Centre.
|1||Zirconia Crowns||£175||6 Years||5 Days|
|2||E-Max Veneers & Crowns||£225||6 Years||1 Day|
|3||Composite Veneers||£90||2 Years||1 Day|
|6||Porcelain Fused to Metal||£140||6 Years||5 days|
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