PORCELAIN DENTAL CROWNS AND BRIDGES!
TURKEY AND HUNGARY
|– Ceramic-metal crown,||€170,-|
|– Ceramic-zirconium crown,||€250,-|
|– Ceramic-metal crown,||€330,-|
|– Ceramic-zirconium crown,||€415,-|
What is a dental crown?
A dental crown is a visible part of your tooth. When your tooth is badly damaged, broken, or has changed color, the dentist can restore it by placing an artificial denture – a dental crown. It will cover your real tooth like a hat and gives it the correct shape and the beautiful color.
Thanks to crowns or bridges, our patients can get very esthetic teeth. Nevertheless, we pay your attention that placing crowns or bridges is a difficult process. This type of treatment will require you to make several visits to the clinic.
When the use of crown is needed?
- Your tooth is badly damaged (for example by decay), and it is impossible to restore it with a help of filling.
- Your tooth is badly formed or it has changed strongly.
- Your tooth is fragile because of the devitalization and a big filling.
What is a bridge?
A bridge is a fixed denture composed of two or more ceramic crowns. The bridge is a traditional possibility to connect the two teeth-pillar with one or more hanging crowns called inter-bridge.
When the use of bridge s needed?
- When you need to normalize the occlusion and chewing process.
- To improve the aesthetics of your teeth.
- When your teeth are not aligned properly.
- To rebuild the teeth by fixed, irremovable solution.
Types of bridges
In this type of bridge, the tooth-pillars are used as the bridge support on each side of the open space. This type of bridge can be placed on implants too.
In this case, the abutment teeth are on one side of the missing tooth. Most often, this type of bridge is used to replace a molar.
Bridge-butterfly or “Maryland Bridge”
This type of bridge is an alternative to traditional bridge. Created from a metal or porcelain structure in the form of a missing tooth with “legs” to hang them to the tooth-pillars.
What materials are used for crowns and bridges?
This is the most modern type of crown, which is lighter and more resistant.
Created using high – tech machines for CAD / CAM scanning and cutting, the crowns will be made according to the computer model of your teeth. This type of crowns ensure optimal fit. The ceramic-zirconium crowns are biocompatible and very aesthetic, since the material is slightly transparent and they look like your natural teeth.
This type of crowns is ideal for patients who have allergic reactions to metal.
Created from a chromium-cobalt metal base, completely covered with white ceramic, this crowns are the most common type thanks to its good quality / price ratio / aesthetic appearance.
Thanks to the fact that they are very resistant, ceramic-metal crowns are widely used for large bridges or molars where the pressure during chewing is very strong.
It is possible to make the base of precious metals such as gold, titanium or palladium.
What are the steps of crown or bridge placement?
The placement of a crown or bridge takes several stages. The treatment will require two or three visits to your dentist. Crowns and bridges are created in a dental laboratory by a technician based on your imprints. It is impossible to create a crown or bridge directly in your mouth. The time for the production of crowns or bridges takes about two weeks.
Stages of treatment:
1. Tooth drilling
First, the dentist begins to drill the tooth to create enough space for crown or bridge placement. If necessary, the patient receives local anesthesia.
2. Imprint taking
Then the dentist takes the imprint of your teeth to create the rubber or silicone molding. This imprint, the prosthetist will turn into a model of your mouth in a dental laboratory.
3. Bite registration
To produce the crown, the dentist will record the patient’s occlusion (the closure of the upper and lower jaws), using a malleable material that hardens quickly.
4. Color determination
In order to get an aesthetic result, the patient together with the dentist will choose the color of the ceramic. To assist the patient, several means are used to choose the right color. All data will be noted in the patient’s file.
5. Temporary crown
While waiting for the production of ceramic crowns or bridges, the patient will receive temporary composite crowns. Temporary crowns are used for the aesthetics and as the protection of teeth. The specialist will advise the patient to avoid eating sticky and hard products, as well as drinking acidic drinks.
6. Crown placement
During the last visit, the dentist will install the crown or bridge in the mouth for final adjustment and occlusion examination. The patient will be able to see the result in the mirror. After the patient’s agreement, the dentist will be able to permanently install the crown or bridge.
For this, inside the crown or bridge, a quick-setting cement / medical adhesive is applied. The crown or bridge is placed in the patient’s mouth and pressed firmly to disperse the glue.
If your tooth is not solid, the dentist must strengthen the root by placing a dental post. For this, the dentist will install a screw in the tooth canal using a medical composite. Then, he will proceed to the preparation for the installation of a crown / a bridge and take the imprint.
Maintenance of the ceramic crown
To avoid future complications and to keep the result of the treatment in good condition, good daily oral hygiene is particularly important.
Brush your teeth carefully 2 times a day, paying special attention to the space between the gum and crown to remove bacteria. Always remember, that a tooth under the crown or a bridge remains vulnerable to bacteria or inflammation of the gums. Besides daily brushing, use dental floss and mouthwash.
Follow the prescriptions of your dentist and make regular check visits.
How long dental crown will serve?
The life time of a ceramic crown or a bridge depends on oral hygiene as well as patient habits (such as grinding of teeth, nails, smoking etc.). On average, the crowns will serve you until 15 and 20 years.
Instructions for patients after crowns or bridges placement
Please note that moderate pain (such as sensitivity to hot and cold) after crown placement is normal. Usually it is temporary. Consult your specialist in case if the sensitivity of the teeth increases. It is very likely that a devitalization will be necessary.
In case of discomfort, do not hesitate to consult your dentist.
Are crowns and bridges are covered by the insurance?
If you have a health insurance or a complementary insurance, ask your insurance agent if crowns and bridges installed abroad can be covered by insurance.