All-Metal 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.
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 then 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.
All-metal crowns are typically made from gold alloys or base metal alloys. Given their metallic appeal, they are best suited to restore hidden molars. Metal crowns are strong and durable, and resist chipping and breaking better than other types of crowns. A minimal amount of your natural tooth structure needs to be removed in order to place a metal crown. Moreover, they hardly wear out adjacent teeth.
Crowns can also be made from other materials:
Zirconia Crowns Zirconia crowns are durable, long lasting and well tolerated by the human body.
All-Ceramic Crowns All-Ceramic crowns are a popular options for individuals who are looking for a natural-looking result.
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.
11 Reviews in All Countries
September 2017| Forest & Ray London Dental Clinic, United Kingdom
Great, patient, professional!! I love this dental practice!
Huge thanks to Nick and his staff too. They did a fantastic work and they are very professional! I am always happy to come here without fear! :) So I highly recommend them to anyone! Nick is perfect doctor:)!! Great, patient, professional!! I love this dental practice! Thanks so much for everything! Edi
March 2017| Oxygen Medical, Hungary
My smile was never so beautiful as it now, and I am very proud.
After a long period I lived with an imperfect smile, I was very excited in the last days at the clinic. I waited for the perfect prosthesis so long, and at the end, I wasn't disappointed. My smile was never so beautiful as it now, and I am very proud. Heading to the airport I just smiled and smiled, and it was easy to be nice with everyone, because I had always the opportunity to show my new look. Now I think this changing will transform my life, and I can't wait to show the result to my friends and relatives. I can tell you this: my wife almost didn't come to know me.
You feel very safe and taken care of.
The staff is so service minded, they want to help you every way they can and you feel very safe and taken care of. I have always been a little bit afraid of dentists, because of experiences in childhood, but this has changed during stay at Indexmedica.
I love my new teeth!
I had a nice time, taken good care of. I have always been afraid of the dentist, but Indexmedica changed my point of view! I am very satisfied and I will recommend the clinic to everyone else! I am very happy and I love my new teeth!
Transparency and efficiency were the order of the day.
I discovered INDEXMEDICA by Googling on the internet. Understandably I was a little anxious from the beginning. Thankfully after firstly communicating with the admin staff and then meeting the dental staff, all my anxieties melted away. Once I committed to the treatment plan they bent over backwards to accommodate my needs. Transparency and efficiency were the order of the day.
I am extremely happy with the results.
Indexmedica are a very friendly and professional dental practise. I have had extensive dental work and I am extremely happy with the results. All staff have treated me well and have explained at every stage of the procedure. I can smile with confidence. Thank You so much!
I get compliments all the time.
I’m very, very glad I chose to come to Thailand and to BIDC to do my treatment. I couldn’t recommend it enough, it has been a great experience. I’m much more confident now after the treatment. I’m very, very happy and I get compliments all the time, so I would definitely recommend the BIDC to anyone and everyone.
This place is awesome.
It’s everything I wanted in a dentist. It’s clean, state-of-the-art, and if you need something to be done in the lab, adjustments to the crowns for example, it’s all in-house, they just do it right there. I’m a big baby when it comes to pain and I had no pain at all, I promise, even when I went home, no pain at all! This is the first time in my life that it hasn’t bothered me to go to the dentist. I could go on and on telling you how wonderful they are here, how their English is so good, how everyone is so kind and helpful, how they worked around my schedule and got everything in the time I needed it done... This place is awesome, I’m so thankful for it.
The staff is nice, they’re very skillful.
The first time I went to BIDC was in 2006 because my teeth were in a bad condition. Since then I’ve come here every year. I’m very satisfied with everything, the staff is nice, they’re very skillful. I recommend this place to everyone.
August 2016| Smile Signature Bangkok, Thailand
They have been exceptionally professional.
I have found the service to be absolutely brilliant. They have been exceptionally professional and I could not recommend it highly enough to anyone. I have been a nurse in Australia for 30 plus years and I can honestly say this is the best I’ve ever felt. Thank you so very, very much. You have actually changed my life.