Zirconia 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, the dentist will shape the tooth to create a shape that suits a crown. After that, the dentist will 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 your crown 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 moulded 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 of your permanent crown. 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.
Zirconia crowns are durable, strong and long lasting. Zirconia itself is a type of white ceramic and is considered to be the strongest material used in dentistry. Given its hardness, zirconia needs to be processed with specific computer systems, like CAD (computer-aided design) or CAM (computer-aided manufacturing). Zirconia crowns can be layered with porcelain to achieve the final shade and shape of the tooth. Many dentists and patients choose zirconia crowns for their durability. Moreover, zirconia is well tolerated by the human body. Crowns can also be made from other materials:
All-Ceramic crowns are a popular options for individuals who are looking for a natural-looking result.
All-Metal Crowns are typically used for hidden molar teeth due to their limited aesthetic appeal.
Temporary crowns are used before permanent crowns are placed.
Gold is often a preferred material for crowns due to its strength and the fact that it rarely irritates gum tissue.
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 starting prices per crown when booked through Qunomedical. Prices may vary depending on individual needs and conditions.
Zirconia Crown is offered in 12 countries
In Rovinj from € 290
In Zagreb from € 295
In Split from € 305
In Trogir from € 350
78 Reviews in All Countries
October 6, 2020| ALLDENT Dental Clinic, Turkey
Warm welcome and and very good dentist!
Warm welcome and and very good dentist! He takes time to explain everything in detail.
October 4, 2020| ALLDENT Dental Clinic, Turkey
They took great care of me throughout the treatment and made me feel very welcome.
I liked how friendly everyone was. They took great care of me throughout the treatment and made me feel very welcome.
September 20, 2020| ALLDENT Dental Clinic, Turkey
The care at AllDent was fantastic and so welcoming.
The care at AllDent was fantastic and so welcoming.
September 13, 2020| ALLDENT Dental Clinic, Turkey
I had very little pain throughout and the results are great.
Everybody was so kind and helpful. I had very little pain throughout and the results are great.
September 10, 2020| ALLDENT Dental Clinic, Turkey
The clinic was very spacious and clean. All staff always had smiling faces.
The clinic was very spacious and clean.
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July 9, 2020| Arena Dental Clinic, Croatia
Top clinic, everyone is super professional.
Top clinic, everyone is super professional. Thanks to Dr. Lucas.
July 5, 2020| ALLDENT Dental Clinic, Turkey
The clinic is such a fresh place!
It was a difficult treatment but the doctor was very kind and professional. The clinic is such a fresh place!
June 21, 2020| ALLDENT Dental Clinic, Turkey
The translator to Dutch helped us a lot. Big thanks to everyone!
When I came I was worried about COVID 19 but the clinic was so hygienic. The translator to Dutch helped us a lot. Big thanks to everyone!
February 26, 2020| Dentgroup, Turkey
I made some implants and zirconium crows. Now I'm very happy.
My mother made her teeth here so I want to try. I made some implants and zirconium crows. Now I'm very happy.
February 24, 2020| DENTAGLOBAL, Turkey
From the beginning, 1st contact with Qunomedical, they arranged everything, and from being picked up at the airport in Izmir, transfers to and from the hotel to the clinic and again back to the airport when everything was done, excellent treatment friendly people, nice hotel and city.
From the beginning, 1st contact with Qunomedical, they arranged everything, and from being picked up at the airport in Izmir, transfers to and from the hotel to the clinic and again back to the airport when everything was done, excellent treatment friendly people, nice hotel and city. It was a great experience and enjoyable time, and the final result brilliant, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Qunomedical and Dentaglobal to anybody. Very, very happy with my new teeth, thanks to all involved, Robert Martin. Already have done, and also reccomended a work colleague [to Qunomedical].