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DENTAL CROWN TREATMENT

WHAT IS A DENTAL CROWN?
A crown is a tooth-shaped ‘cap’ that is placed over a tooth to cover the tooth and restore it’s shape,size,strength and improve the overall appearance of your smile. It’s used for both dental and aesthetical purposes and because of that they can play a vital part in your smile makeover. A crown can help your dentist to change the shape of a tooth completely, which is something that can’t be done in a laminate veneer treatment. They can be sculptured to balance your existing teeth or help with closing the gaps (creating a bridge).
Lifespan of a crown is between 4 and 15 years and it’s life depends on the quality of the material, the way you take care of the crown, your overall mouth hygiene and external affects. Dental Crowns can be altered in various different ways to match your natural teeth colour and be identical to other surrounding teeth. They also reflect light like a natural teeth which can give your smile a more untouched look. Dental crowns will also work as a shield to protect your tooth underneath, resulting a safe natural tooth and gums for a long time.
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This type of hybrid crowns are considered best of both worlds. Metal crowns had the durability but lacked the aesthetic look. While, porcelain crowns was weaker but much more easy on the eyes. Since metal crowns created this undesirable look and people wanted a strong but viable crown for themselves, then along comes the metal fused porcelain crowns. These are both strong and aesthetically pleasing. The way it build is pretty handy. The entire crown has a metal layer base and a porcelain covering on top. The combination of different metal alloys works very well with porcelain in terms of bonding.
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Metal combinations with a high dissolving temperature are utilized to meld porcelain to the surface and stops the metal from dissolving. This guarantees the porcelain to bond without changing its color. When the tooth is getting prepped for such crowns, a expansive portion of the tooth tissue get’s evacuated, making space for porcelain as well as the metal. A porcelain lacquer is intertwined over the metal shell.
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The porcelain layer is 1.5 mm to 2 mm thick depending on the range of your tooth. The porcelain layer is intense, withstands the chewing pressure exceptionally well, and looks like your characteristic teeth. This type of crowns are mostly used on implants and bridge procedures. Their durability helps the implant treatment become a %100 success.
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Porcelain crowns are very popular because of their combination of durability and good looks. Compared to metal crowns, they adjust better to your natural teeth colour. In our clinic in İstanbul, we use this type for most patients because of their reliability.
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NOTE: We do not advice patients who have receding gums to take this type of crowns. As it might show your porcelain after a while. These are best suited for the back and front teeth.
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The Good
  • Very viable for long term use.
  • They are translucent and mimic your natural teeth very well.
  • Time tested and mostly successful.
  • High durability.
The Bad
  • Small chance of gingivitis (inflammation of gums).
  • Harms the opposing teeth if the opposing teeth is natural.
  • Small chance of chipping off.
Patient’s also report that dental crowns affect your entire facial region. They plump the cheeks , lips and smooth the lines around the mouth itself. All of these results in a rejuvenated face accompanied by a younger look. If you are considering dental crowns in İstanbul, Turkey please get in touch with us using our Whatsapp chat, Instagram,Facebook or give us a call!
WHY A DENTAL CROWN IS NEEDED?
A Dental Crown might/will be needed if you have one or more of the problems below;
  • To protect a weak tooth (from instance, a decay) from breaking or to hold together parts of a cracked tooth
  • To restore an already broken tooth or a tooth that has been severely worn down
  • To cover and support a tooth with a large filling when there isn’t a lot of tooth left
  • To hold a dental bridge in place and protect it
  • To cover a misshapened teeth or crowning a miscolored teeth
  • To cover a dental implant
  • To make a cosmetic modification
For children and younglings,a crown may be used on primary (baby) teeth in order to ;
Save a tooth that has been damaged by decay and can’t support a filling.
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WHAT PROBLEMS MAY OCCUR AFTER GETTING A DENTAL CROWN?
Dental crown problems usually happen after the dental crown treatment. But, these are minor inconveniences and can be fixed quickly. Here are some of the things that can happen;
  • There is going to be a temporary crown pain for a while after the procedure. Your newly crowned tooth may be sensitive immediately after the procedure as the anesthesia begins to wear off.
    If the tooth still has a nerve in it, you will likely gonna feel some heat and cold sensitivity. Pain or sensitivity that occurs when you bite something down usually means that your crown is too high on the tooth. If you feel this is the case , contact our dentists and we will take care of it immediately.
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  • Decaying of the underlying tooth or loosening of the cementing material used to place the crown would result in your crown to take damage. Because of that, your crown might fell If decaying is severe, your teeth might broke in half and the inside part of your tooth would look black. If that happens, you should clean your crown and your teeth.
You can replace the crown by buying a temporary tooth cement from stores to save the day. After that you will need to contact our dentists, our dentists will give you specific instructions on how to care for the tooth and crown for the day or so until you can book an appointment for an evaluation.
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  • Allergic Reactions might occur because of the metals that used to make crowns are usually a mixture of metallic items. An allergic reaction to the metals or to the porcelain used in crowns can occur. But, chances for this to happen are very low. Please let us know if you are allergic to metals or porcelain before the procedure.
The cement under the crown might wash out in time. Because of this, crown becomes loose. Not only that, it allows bacteria to leak in and cause decay to the remaining parts of the tooth. If a crown feels loose, contact our dentists immediately.
TYPES OF DENTAL CROWN MATERIALS AND THEIR USE
Metal Porcelain Crowns
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This type of hybrid crowns are considered best of both worlds. Metal crowns had the durability but lacked the aesthetic look. While, porcelain crowns was weaker but much more easy on the eyes. Since metal crowns created this undesirable look and people wanted a strong but viable crown for themselves, then along comes the metal fused porcelain crowns. These are both strong and aesthetically pleasing. The way it build is pretty handy. The entire crown has a metal layer base and a porcelain covering on top. The combination of different metal alloys works very well with porcelain in terms of bonding.
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Metal combinations with a high dissolving temperature are utilized to meld porcelain to the surface and stops the metal from dissolving. This guarantees the porcelain to bond without changing its color. When the tooth is getting prepped for such crowns, a expansive portion of the tooth tissue get’s evacuated, making space for porcelain as well as the metal. A porcelain lacquer is intertwined over the metal shell.
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The porcelain layer is 1.5 mm to 2 mm thick depending on the range of your tooth. The porcelain layer is intense, withstands the chewing pressure exceptionally well, and looks like your characteristic teeth. This type of crowns are mostly used on implants and bridge procedures. Their durability helps the implant treatment become a %100 success.
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Porcelain crowns are very popular because of their combination of durability and good looks. Compared to metal crowns, they adjust better to your natural teeth colour. In our clinic in İstanbul, we use this type for most patients because of their reliability.
NOTE: We do not advice patients who have receding gums to take this type of crowns. As it might show your porcelain after a while. These are best suited for the back and front teeth.
The Good
  • Very viable for long term use.
  • They are translucent and mimic your natural teeth very well.
  • Time tested and mostly successful.
  • High durability.
The Bad
  • Small chance of gingivitis (inflammation of gums).
  • Harms the opposing teeth if the opposing teeth is natural.
  • Small chance of chipping off.
E.MAX Crowns
The crown jewel of crowns. E.Max crowns are considered the best of the best for their division. They are highly esthetic,durable and viable. All of these attributes also comes with a cost. They are the most expensive crown type that we do in our clinic in İstanbul. E.Max crowns are made from an all-ceramic base. They contain potassium oxide, alumina,lithium and many more components. Combination of these elements give these crowns their unique toughness and beauty. They are the most aesthetically pleasing crowns you can get. It should be noted that we only use these crowns on the frontal teeth and they are not available for bridge treatments. Treatment would take about 4 to 5 days .
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The Good
  • Extremely tough and strong.
  • %100 Biocompatibility.
  • Good level of translucency and aesthetical look.
The Bad
  • May wear out the opposing teeth.
  • A bit more costly.
  • Small decay problems.
Zirconium Crowns
Zirconium crowns are made from zirconium dioxide, which in english, it means powdered zirconium. They are the more expensive version of the metal fused porcelain crowns. They are playing second fiddle to standard porcelain crowns but every year zirconium crowns are getting more and more popular with the patients. If your main desire is to have a perfect smile, this should be your pick. The capacity of zirconium to be adjusted concurring to the set of teeth, it’ll be put nearby with is exceptionally imperative. Zirconium crown will not only support the tooth but it can be shaped so that it’ll look superior than the one it’ll be supporting.
We advise zirconium crowns to patients who are looking for a smile makeover. This crown type is extremely durable and also looks much more natural than metal fused porcelain crowns. But, the main selling point of zirconium crowns is their biocompatibility rate. They are %100 aligned with the human nature and that’s why body does not reject zirconium. You will also not see any allergic reactions if you choose zirconium crowns.
Implant Crowns (Metal-Zirconia)
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Implant Crowns can be made from either metal or zirconia. This type of treatment begins two and a half months later the initial implant procedure. The whole process takes 4-5 days. In order to create a prosthesis, an abutment measure get’s placed to the implant. Implant company provides the abunments with the implants and it is made of titanium material. Sometimes we ask for tailor made abutments for the aesthetical perfection on the patients.
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Metal implant crowns are known for their durability while zirconia implant crowns are known for their looks and biocompatibility. After the implant procedure ends. We do the crown procedure to our patients. However, this type of crown placement is split into two ways. Either your dentist can screw the crown into your abutment or cement it there.
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The major advantage of the screwed crown is that it allows for an easier removal of the crown, if needs be. Whereas the titanium post can frequently final a lifetime, porcelain crowns more frequently require repair or substitution since they get the brunt of the gnawing strengths within the mouth. A screw-attached crown is much simpler to expel than a cemented one. However, screwed crowns has a hole in their center. Even though this hole can be filled with a white filling, it becomes very hard to acquire a natural look on the frontal teeth. It can still be used at the back teeth.
Cemented crowns look more natural but they are hard to take off. Most of the time it’s pretty impossible to remove these crowns without damaging the crown itself. Which results in a new crown to be made. Also cemented crowns can sometimes create gum inflammation and bone loss. It’s best to resolve this dilemma with your dentist.
HOW MUCH DO CROWNS COST?
A cost of a crown changes on the material and the patients teeth. These dental treatments are very expensive in places like USA, UKA and Canada. But, because of the advanced dental care and reasonable prices, İstanbul become the crown jewel for dental care. Our prices are very reasonable and we also offer top notch quality. It should be noted that the skills of our dentists are as important as our top notch quality materials and brands we use on our patients. All of our prices are 2020 updated. You will not see a this level of dental care in all of İstanbul Turkey. The following is the costs of the types of crown treatments.
– Standard Porcelain Crowns (Metal Fused) are 100 euros for single tooth.
– Zirconia Crowns are 180 euros for single tooth.
– Metal Fused Implant Crowns are 110 euros for singular tooth.
– Zirconia Fused Implant Crowns are 180 euros for singular tooth.
– Max Brand Crowns are 205 euros for singular tooth
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Dental crowns, much like implants, have a very heavy price tag at pretty much every Western civilization. In Turkey, we produce the same (if not better) quality for a much more reasonable, affordable price tag. This is due to the currency differences and the Turkeys well developed dentistry. Dental crowns can range from 100 euros per unit to 205 euros per unit. The differences in costs depends on the quality,quantity,dentists reputation and the name of the brand.
The average lifespan of dental crowns are about 12 to 15 years. However, that number can go up or down depending on your level of care. Watch what you eat, use mouth guard if you are into contact sports, don’t bite hard stuff and have a good oral hygiene. All of this helps you to put years to crowns.
You will be under local anesthesia. There will be no pain during or after the procedure. However, a slight discomfort for that day is expected. But all in all, crowns are not painful at all.
Cavities can happen anywhere in your mouth. Crowns are no exception. When this happens, you need to address this immediately. Cavities can become a huge problem in the long run and that’s why you need to take care of them to prevent any tooth loss. Consult with your dentist when this happens.
Bacteria can get under a crown and cause nerve pain. If you have a throbbing tooth pain, infection is the cause of that. that’s why oral hygiene is very important. An infection under a crown can make that crown pretty much useless.
A crown can become loose and fall off. This can happen for several reasons. The crown can be at the low end of spectrum in terms of quality, you might bite a very hard food or object, you might get hit in the mouth or there might be underlying problems at the teeth core. All of these factors can result in a failed crown treatment. But we use the best quality in our crowns and therefore you can only expect perfection from us.
An average lifespan of a zirconium crown is about 12 to 15 years. But as we said before, it all depends on how you take care of them and the external factors. If all things are secured, expect to use them for a good part of your life.
Zirconia crowns are high quality crowns that possess %100 biocompatibility. They have the perfect combination of durability and good looks. Because of that, their prices are a bit higher. A single unit of zirconia crown is about 180 euros.
Zirconia crowns, as the name suggests, are made from zirconium. This is an non-reactive metal with very strong properties. Zirconium is very durable and is very translucent. It also,as far as attributes go, is very close to titanium. This makes it easier to achieve that white color that we all want.
It is very hard to remove zirconia crowns simply for the fact that they bond very well with human body. Only a dentist can remove these crowns with the right tools.
Zirconia crowns hardly ever crack thanks to their durability. But, there are times where a crack or chip may happen because of a very hard hit to the crown area. In this instance, zirconia crowns can be fully repaired with dental tools at the hands of your dentist.
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A dental crown should feel and look natural. At first, there might be some weird feeling at the tooth that underwent the crown treatment. But in time, that feeling will go away and you will feel more natural in that tooth day by day.
There are couple of do’s and don’ts for a crowned tooth. You need to pay attention to your oral hygiene; use a floss or antibacterial mouth wash to improve it. You need to eat a balanced diet that has lots of green in it. But you also need to cut down the sugar, avoid hard and chewy foods. don’t use your teeth as a weapon or a can opener. Last but not least, use a mouth guard if you have a teeth grinding problem.
Yes you do. But this is only a part of the treatment plan. Those impressions help you achieve a natural bite that doesn’t change your typical biting angle. They also helps dentists to find your teeth size and shape. This way, your crown can be a perfect match.
They adjust the crowns based on your tooth size and shape. There are times where a crown might be too big and because of that, there might be some biting problems. When this happens, dentists change the shape of the crown by making it smaller. If a patient is not happy with the crowns size, they should tell this to their dentist immediately. With that, correct adjustments can be made instantly. We listen to our patients and do the changes according to their taste. In a way, you are doing your own crowns with the help of our dentists.
After the procedure, we advise our patients to wait for 1 or 2 hours to eat. After that period, avoid very hot or cold drinks and avoid hard-chewy foods. After 2 hours, you can eat majority of the foods that you want.