About Dental Crowns

Dental Crowns are tooth shaped caps, which are placed over teeth to cover the teeth restoring the shape, size and strength, while improving the appearance. A dental crown is used

  • To protect a weak tooth
  • To restore a broken tooth or tooth that has been worn
  • To cover and support a tooth
  • To hold a dental bridge in place
  • To cover a misshaped or severely discolored teeth
  • To cover a dental implant
  • To make a cosmetic modification

For children a crown can be used on baby teeth to

  • Save a tooth that is damaged
  • Protect the teeth of the child at high risk of tooth decay

Permanent crowns can be made from

Stainless Steel – prefabricated crowns used on permanent teeth primarily as a temporary measure. The crown is used to protect tooth or filling while permanent crown is made from another material. The crown covers the entire tooth and protects it from further decay. Generally stainless steel crowns are used for children’s teeth, as they don’t require multiple visits to the dentist.

Metals – metals used in crowns are gold alloy and other alloy like palladium or a base metal alloy like nickel or chromium. Metal crowns withstand the force of biting and chewing better and last longer than others. Metal crowns rarely chip or break.

Porcelain fused to Metal – dental crowns can be color matched to the teeth. There is a possibility of the porcelain portion of the crown to chip or break.

All resin – these types of crowns are less expensive and wear down by time and they are more prone to fractures than porcelain fused to metal.

All ceramic or all porcelain – provide a better color match than any other crown type and more suitable for patients with allergies to metal.

Temporary Versus permanent – temporary crowns are made in the surgery of acrylic or stainless steel and can be used as temporary restoration until the permanent crown is made.

Zirconia or Milled crown – digitally constructed in a surgery with the software and hardware required. This type does not need a temporary crown or impression.

Dental Crown Procedure

There are usually 2 trips to the dentist for a dental crown. On the first visit to the dentist the dentist may take a few X-rays to check the roots of the teeth. If there is extensive decay or risk of infection or injury to the tooth’s pulp, then a root canal treatment will be performed first. On the next step, the dentist will anesthetize the tooth at the gum around the tooth and the tooth will be filed along the chewing surface and sides to make space for the crown. Once the reshaping is finished, the dentist will use a paste or putty to make an impression of the tooth. The impressions will be sent to a dental lab where the crown will be manufactured. A temporary crown will be made to cover and protect the prepared tooth while the crown is being made. On the second visit to the clinic the dentist will remove the temporary crown and check the fitting and color of the permanent crown. Once ready, local anesthetic will be used to numb the tooth and the new crown will be permanently cemented into its place. Dental crowns usually last around 5 – 15 years, but in most cases dental crowns can last for a lifetime.

Before Dental Crown Treatment

• Patients must avoid smoking and drinking alcohol 3 days before the treatment

• Patients must brush their teeth before they come to the clinic

After Dental Crown Treatment

• Patients must brush the teeth twice a day using toothpaste, containing fluoride. Toothbrush must be renewed every 3 months

• Patients must floss the teeth once a day and make sure all plaque is removed before moving to the next tooth

Risks of a dental crown

With every treatment there is a possibility of risks such as

  • Discomfort or sensitivity
  • Chipped crown
  • Loose crown
  • Crown falling off
  • Allergic reaction to anesthesia or materials used

Definition

Local anesthesia – induces absence of sensation to a specific part of the body.

Decay – breakdown of a tooth caused by bacteria

Tooth pulp – center of a tooth

Root canal treatment – treatment is a dental procedure which is done to treat infection at the center of the tooth

First day of Dental Crown Treatment

The patients will attend a consultation with the dentist and will be advised about the treatment and their condition. The patient will then be taken through a couple of tests that are required before the treatment; X-rays will be taken to check the roots of the tooth. If there is extensive decay or risk of infection or injury to the tooth’s pulp then a root canal treatment will be performed.

Dental crown treatment will be performed. The treatment is done with local anesthesia and the dentist will fix along the chewing surface and sides to make space for crowns. When the reshaping is finished impressions of the tooth will be done. The dentist will make a temporary crown and cover the tooth while the permanent crown is made.

Second day of Dental Crown Treatment

The patient is free and can enjoy their time in Turkey.

Third day of Dental Crown Treatment

On the second visit to the dentist the temporary crowns will be removed and the permanent crowns will be tried on and dentist will check the fitting and color of the crown. Once everything is sorted local anesthesia will be used to numb the tooth and the new permanent crowns will be cemented into place. Dental crowns last around 5 to 15 years, but in most cases dental crowns can last for a lifetime.

Once everything is done and right then the patient is ready to return to their destination or enjoy their time in Turkey.

Notes

• Trip schedule may vary. medicTurkey patient relations will provide you a detailed trip schedule before the travel.

• For details on accommodation, transportation and other services, please check the SERVICES page.

What is a dental crown?

A dental crown is a tooth shaped cap, which is placed over a tooth to cover the tooth restoring its shape, size and strength, while improving its appearance.

How is a Dental Crown Treatment done?

The dentist will anesthetize the tooth at the gum around the tooth and the tooth will be filed along the chewing surface and sides to make space for the crown. Once the reshaping is finished the dentist will use a paste or putty to make an impression of the tooth. A temporary crown will be made to cover and protect the prepared tooth while the crown is being made. The dentist will remove the temporary crown and check the fitting and color of the permanent crown. Once ready local anesthetic will be used to numb the tooth and the new crown will be permanently cemented into its place.

How long does a Dental Crown Treatment take?

The treatment lasts for around 30 minutes per tooth to perform.

Are there any risks of a Dental Crown Treatment?

Like every treatment there is a possibility of risks such as

  • Discomfort or sensitivity
  • Chipped crown
  • Loose crown
  • Crown falling off
  • Allergic reaction to anesthesia or materials used

How long do Dental Crowns last?

Dental crowns usually last around 5 – 15 years, but in most cases dental crowns last for a lifetime.

How long do I need to stay in Turkey?

The recommended stay in Turkey for Dental Crown treatment is 3-4 days including consultation before and after the treatment.

Devices used in Dental Crown Treatment

During dental crown treatment a dental drill is used to remove decay or any weak part of the tooth and clean the tooth’s surface.

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