All-ceramic crowns are a type of dental crown. A dental crown can be applied on top of the affected tooth, restoring its appearance and helping to keep it healthy.
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Crowns involve the placement of a tooth-shaped cap on top of an affected area, cementing it in place. They tend to be prescribed for a wide variety of patients. If patients have worn down their teeth over time, or if a large cavity has developed, then a crown may be the best remedy.
Sometimes, older fillings start to weaken an entire tooth leading to the need for extra strengthening and crowns are often needed following root canal treatment. They can also be applied for purely cosmetic reasons. For instance, they are a popular way to conceal discolouration or misshapen teeth. A crown is also applied on top of the abutment when a patient gets a dental implant procedure.
At the first appointment, a dentist will shape the tooth to create a shape that suits a crown.
After that, the dentist may make a mould in the shape of the tooth using a special form of dental "putty". Impressions are also taken of the teeth opposite the one being crowned, so that the dentist can ensure that the crown grinds smoothly against the opposing teeth.
In some cases, dentists can also use computer imaging software to take a snapshot of the affected tooth, which is sent to a laboratory which uses specialist software to assemble a crown.
In most instances, labs receive the impression and create hard copies, usually out of plaster. This hard mould is then used to create a metal, resin or ceramic crown, which is sent back to the dentist.
The dentist now cements the crown in place, and may need to trim it slightly to handle any imperfections in the preparation process.
The duration of the procedure depends on the reason for the treatment. If there is extensive tooth damage, a dentist may need to build up your tooth with an intermediate filling so that it is the correct shape for a crown to be applied.
Generally, you will attend a first appointment where the damaged tooth is ground into the appropriate shape. You will then receive a temporary crown for use while the permanent version is created.
A few weeks after that, you will need to return again for the application. The temporary cap is removed, and the moulded crown is then cemented in place. In both cases, the appointments should last no longer than 1 hour, and can be as quick as 30 minutes, although the whole process can take 3-4 weeks.
However, when traveling abroad to a clinic that accepts international patients, the whole process can be completed in as little as 1 week depending on the number of crowns to be made.
Dental crowns come in a range of different materials. Permanent crowns are usually constructed from precious metals like gold or platinum, cobalt or nickel alloys, resin, or ceramics combined with metal.
Ceramics or porcelain is a popular alternative for patients who want their crown to match up perfectly with their natural teeth. Modern porcelain crowns can be precisely coloured to match the patient's teeth. For all-ceramic crowns, the entire thickness is made from 100% ceramic. This allows the crown to have a greater thickness of translucent porcelain, which provides a more natural, glossy and shiny appearance.
Crowns can also be made from other materials:
Zirconia Crowns Zirconia crowns are durable, long lasting and well tolerated by the human body.
All-Metal Crowns All-Metal Crowns are typically used for hidden molar teeth due to their limited aesthetic appeal.
Gold-Ceramic Crowns Gold is often a preferred material for crowns due to its strength and the fact that it rarely irritates gum tissue.
Ceramic-Metal Crowns Ceramic-metal crowns are a popular option for individuals who are looking for a combination of strength and good aesthetics.
Additionally, resin crowns are available at a lower cost than either metals or ceramics. While they can be coloured to give a natural look, they tend to wear away more quickly.
In some cases, crowns cannot be applied, and a middle ground between fillings and crowns is used. Also known as "onlays", these caps are simply placed directly onto the tooth, with no extra mould required.
Below are starting prices at our partner clinics across different countries. The cost depends on the materials used, the additional dental work required, and where you choose to have treatment.
Displayed locations reflect the starting price per crown when booked through Qunomedical. Prices may vary depending on individual needs and conditions.
All-Ceramic Crown is offered in 12 countries
21 Reviews in All Countries
February 7, 2020| MDental Clinic Hungary, Hungary
Soft music to replace chatter.
Soft music to replace chatter.
January 17, 2020| MDental Clinic Hungary, Hungary
Very impressed with all the staff and made to feel very welcome and put at case.
Top class from start to finish. Very impressed with all the staff and made to feel very welcome and put at case.
December 24, 2019| Dentapoint, Turkey
I am very happy with my teeth and the way all of the staff at Dentapoint were so friendly and very helpful, they made me very welcome.
I am very happy with my teeth and the way all of the staff at Dentapoint were so friendly and very helpful, they made me very welcome. I would recommend them 100% to anyone who wants this sort of work done.
November 29, 2019| Dentapoint, Turkey
All at Dentapoint made me feel welcome. Over the moon with my teeth.
All at Dentapoint made me feel welcome. Over the moon with my teeth. The best thing I've done. So happy with the transfers and hotel. A life changing thing I have done for the best. Will return back have I need any other dental work done. Thank you.
November 25, 2019| Dentapoint, Turkey
Dr. Ali is a clear perfectionist and takes great pride in his work which is evident in my new smile.
Dr. Ali was brilliant throughout the whole experience, explaining everything very clearly step by step. All the staff at Dentapoint very helpful and friendly. Hazal was especially helpful in explaining the best places to go for shopping and restaurants. She was also contactable at any time if I had any questions or queries and was quick to respond. The clinic is very clean and acts very professional. Dr. Ali is a clear perfectionist and takes great pride in his work which is evident in my new smile. The hotel is excellent, very clean and modern rooms, located perfectly for all amenities, restaurants, bus, shopping centers etc and only 10 mins in a taxi to the clinic (or a 30min walk).
November 19, 2019| Dentapoint, Turkey
From booking with Dentapoint the experience has been brilliant, I have a fear of dentists but [they] put at ease every step of the way.
From booking with Dentapoint the experience has been brilliant, I have a fear of dentists but [they] put at ease every step of the way. The service has been outstanding and the transformation of my teeth is remarkable. I am so happy. All the staff have been great. Hazal has been wonderful. I was so scared of this journey but so happy and pleased. Thank you :)
November 18, 2019| Dentapoint, Turkey
Doctor Ali was really nice to me and the treatment was great I haven't had any problem so far with my teeth
I as Bawarr Mahmoud really liked the service in Dentapoint. Doctor Ali was really nice to me and the treatment was great I haven't had any problem so far with my teeth and am really happy with it. But the taxi never knew where they was going. The hotel was alright but could be better.
October 17, 2019| Dentapoint, Turkey
I have had a huge transformation and would recommend Dentapoint to anyone looking to put that fresh new smile back on their face.
I was recommended off a friend who had been to Dentapoint before. Seeing his results was amazing and I wanted to also have the same. Getting in contact with this company was also so easy as I am from England. But a quick message to Mr. Ali was quickly reported back in the same day to discuss a price and plan. Only a week later I had a plan, a price, and an appointment ready for me. Mr. Ali and all the other members of staff was more than happy to help and answer my questions. Walking into Dentapoint I could see I was going to be well looked after and the rooms and place itself is very clean and tidy. After 6 days at an amazing hotel chosen by Mr. Ali I have had a huge transformation and would recommend Dentapoint to anyone looking to put that fresh new smile back on their face.
October 14, 2019| MDental Clinic Hungary, Hungary
December 17, 2018| DENTAGLOBAL, Turkey
Then my first day of treatment I was immediately felt comfortable and then we started treatment straight away after my consultation. My experience with Megan was fantastic from my initial enquiry till the very end.
I was picked up on time everyday and from the airport! Then my first day of treatment I was immediately felt comfortable and then we started treatment straight away after my consultation. I have regular follow ups and continual support throughout. I can’t recommend this enough. My experience with Megan was fantastic from my initial enquiry till the very end. She was always there on the end of the phone when I needed a question answered and even if she was off I would still get an email with anything I needed to know