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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The cost of a dental crown depends on the material of the crown itself, if other dental treatments are involved, and where you choose to have your procedure done.
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.
Temporary Crowns Temporary crowns are used before permanent crowns are placed.
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.
12 Reviews in All Countries
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
November 11, 2018| Avrodent Odessa, Ukraine
Overall I had a better experience than expected and I am pleased
Overall I had a better experience than expected and I am pleased. Today work was satisfactory. The clinic was clean and ok.
February 14, 2018| Rosengarten Weiss Dental Clinic, Hungary
Dr. Bartha hat meinen Zahn gerettet!
Er hat mir Wurzelbehandlung gemacht und habe eine schöne Krone bekommen. Ich bin sehr froh, dass ich Dr. Bartha gefunden habe. Ich kann ihn nur weiterempfehlen.
November 15, 2017| DENTAGLOBAL, Turkey
I would highly recommend the service, and I will return for more treatment in the future.
The driver Raymond picked me up at the airport, and I was well looked after in every way. The Dentist Matt and Patient Manager Nuray were friendly and professional and explained everything to me step by step. I felt relaxed and was kept pain free. The facilities were clean and modern as was the equipment. I would highly recommend the service, and I will return for more treatment in the future. Chris from Qunomedical was brilliant, nothing was too much trouble for him when I asked. He found me flights, liaised with the dentist, arranged for me to have a panoramic scan locally. I felt confident going there because all my questions were answered and I had a perfect trip. Thank you.
November 13, 2017| Bagatin Clinic, Croatia
I can't thank enough the wonderful team at Bagatin Clinic for having given me the confidence to smile again after my superb dental treatment.
I can't thank enough the wonderful team at Bagatin Clinic for having given me the confidence to smile again after my superb dental treatment. And there was so much to make me smile during my week in Zagreb! Everything and everyone far exceeded my expectations. Having chosen Croatia for my treatment for purely economic reasons, the cost being so much less than in my own country, I was not expecting such an amazing level of sophisticated treatment. I was treated by all the staff, from the wonderful Dr Radic and his assistant, Sandra, to the charming girls at Reception, and Tea Hitner,for whom nothing was too much trouble to organize during my stay, with the utmost kindness. The Hilton Hotel, directly next to the clinic, was fantastic, with an amazing health club, amongst the many other facilities it offered, so that my medical trip also turned into a wonderful , relaxing break. The Bagatin had obtained very preferential room rates, which was an added bonus! I find it difficult to criticize any aspect of my trip, though I would advise that you ensure that you have sufficient cash withdrawal on your card to cover the costs. I stupidly didn't, which required a few frantic phone calls to my bank, something I could have avoided with a little forethought. What more can I say? I loved the whole experience (even the few slightly painful moments!), and have no hesitation in giving a 100% recommendation to the Bagatin Clinic, who also carry out many other forms of cosmetic surgery and treatments. A final " thank you" to Quonomedical and Emma , who coordinated my trip, ensuring everything went smoothly for me. I was utterly spoiled, loved it all, and hope to return for cosmetic surgery. Yours,with a big smile, Alison S.
September 25, 2017| DENTAGLOBAL, Turkey
Emma from Qunomedical was amazing and everything was lovely.
Emma from Qunomedical was amazing and everything was lovely.
March 13, 2017| Evergreen Dental, Hungary
All promises which Evergreen made were kept 100%
Best service and best quality. I am flustered by their professionalism. I recommend them highly!
December 13, 2016| DENTAGLOBAL, Turkey
Results are better than I hoped for, the dental team are perfectionists.
All are very friendly at clinic, put me at my ease! No pain throughout all appointments. Results are better than I hoped for, the dental team are perfectionists. Will recommend to friends and family in England. Plan to return for more treatments.
August 10, 2016| INDEXMEDICA Dental Clinic, Poland
I now have my dentist in Indexmedica.
I would absolutely recommend Indexmedica for their professionalism, kindness, good service and the friendly and welcoming staff. I now have my dentist in Indexmedica, not in Norway.
August 5, 2016| Bangkok International Dental Center, Thailand
I came to BIDC because of their reputation.
I’ve always had almost black teeth from antibiotic stains from the time I was a child and I did a lot of research and discovered that the best type of restoration would be solid ceramic crowns. Their availability in the United States is very limited and maybe three or four times the cost and I came to BIDC because of their reputation and I couldn’t be more pleased! I highly recommend Dr Arton for anybody who would want a beautiful white smile from the Land of Smiles.