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Zirconia Crown

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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WHO IS THIS FOR
  • Patients who have worn down their teeth over time
  • Zirconia crowns are recommended for individuals who have chipped teeth
  • Patients who have discolored or misshapen teeth
  • Individuals with tooth decay can get zirconia crowns
SUCCESS
  • On average, dental crowns should remain in place for 5-15 years
  • 94% of dental crowns have a 8-year survival rate
  • 75% have a 18-year survival rate
RECOVERY TIME
  • You will need 2 to 3 days to recover from your dental crown procedure
TREATMENT DURATION
  • A single session for your crown lasts on average 1 hour
  • The whole process for your crowns takes up to 3 to 4 weeks if done locally and 1 week if done abroad
POTENTIAL RISKS & SIDE EFFECTS
  • Inflammation
  • Bleeding
  • Heightened sensitivity to hot and cold is common
  • Infection
  • Crown breakage
HOW DOES A ZIRCONIA CROWN WORK?

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.

How is a crown prepared?


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.

How long does the treatment take?


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.

Types of Crowns


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


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


All-Ceramic crowns are a popular options for individuals who are looking for a natural-looking result.

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.

WHERE CAN I FIND A DOCTOR?
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Below are price ranges for Zirconia Crown at Qunomedical-approved clinics.
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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.

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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 Izmir from € 2

In Istanbul from € 190

In Antalya from € 280

In Sopron from € 210

In Budapest from € 240

In Mosonmagyarovar from € 380

In Chennai from € 230

In Rovinj from € 290

In Zagreb from € 295

In Split from € 305

In Trogir from € 350

In Odessa from € 316

In Denpasar from € 320

In Kuta from € 370

In Krakow from € 320

In Jelenia Gora from € 375

In Bangkok from € 550

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Mattia Der W,

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Top clinic, everyone is super professional.

Top clinic, everyone is super professional. Thanks to Dr. Lucas.

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Islem D.,

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February 26, 2020

| Dentgroup, Turkey

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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.

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Robert,

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February 24, 2020

| DENTAGLOBAL, Turkey

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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].

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Christian S.,

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February 19, 2020

| Dentgroup, Turkey

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The doctors and team are very friendly.

The clinic is very clean. The doctors and team are very friendly.

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Tobias B.,

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February 19, 2020

| Dentgroup, Turkey

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We have been pleasantly surprised by the welcome, the professionalism of the doctors and all the staff in the clinic.

We have been pleasantly surprised by the welcome, the professionalism of the doctors and all the staff in the clinic. We will recommend this establishment without any hesitation. A big thank you to all.

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Very professional and helpful.

Very professional and helpful.

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Stephanie S.,

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February 11, 2020

| Dentgroup, Turkey

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They are very friendly and trustable, their staff are very good technology and treatments are very quality.

They are very friendly and trustable, their staff are very good technology and treatments are very quality. Thank you.

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Spano Z.,

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February 6, 2020

| Dentgroup, Turkey

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Your services were first class and the staff very helpful and friendly.

Your services were first class and the staff very helpful and friendly. Thank you

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Pim De G,

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Good service & professionalism from start to end!

Good service & professionalism from start to end!

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David S.,

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January 20, 2020

| Dentapoint, Turkey

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The clinic staff are so good at making you feel comfortable and help you understand the whole process involved to ease your mind.

I am very happy with my experience in Dentapoint. I got 18 crowns fitted by Dr. Ali and I am so happy with the result. The whole experience was amazingly professional. The clinic staff are so good at making you feel comfortable and help you understand the whole process involved to ease your mind. My contact Hazal contacted me each morning to see if I was ok and to let me know the next step. The dental staff are fantastic and the clinic is clean and beautiful. And Dr. Ali is an amazing dentist, who will advise you and when he does a job, he does it perfect. Overall I would highly recommend Dentapoint to anyone and would give it 5 stast out of 5.