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.
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.
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.
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.
15 Reviews in All Countries
February 2019| Akadentia, Turkey
I am endlessly grateful to Prof. Dr. Serkan Polat and Prof. Dr. Tulin Polat
I’ve recently had implants and crowns done on my top and bottom jaws. The dentists in Istanbul, that I’ve gone to before, didn’t have the courage to place the implant in the jaw bone because the gums decreased and approached too close to thesinus. Here, at Akadentia, this operation was completed with ease. I didn’t feel the implants,and even my face didn’t get swollen, and I continued my normal daily life. I am endlessly grateful to Prof. Dr. Serkan Polat and Prof. Dr. Tulin Polat for their dedicated work completed according to the latest technologies and in a very hygienic environment.
October 2017| Dr. Bender Dental Clinic, Germany
Kurze Wartezeit, ausführliche Erklärung der Behandlung und schnelle Termin Vergabe!
Short waiting time, detailed explanation of the treatment and quick appointment allocation!
October 2017| Schopf Dental Practice, Austria
Sehr gute Betreuung.
Sofort einen Termin bekommen - obwohl kein Bestandskunde. Behandlung war nicht schmerzhaft und hat sofort zum Erfolg geführt. Zahnarzt sehr kompetent hat mir alles erklärt. Sehr nette Persönlichkeit.
Very good care.
Get an appointment immediately - although not an existing customer. Treatment was not painful and led immediately to success. Dentist very competent explained everything to me. Very nice personality.
September 2017| Forest & Ray Budapest Dental Clinic, Hungary
You don’t feel like you are at the dentist at all
In my humble opinion, Forest and Ray Dental Budapest is a very well equipped, modern dental practice. They are a professional, helpful team which is a guarantee that you are in the best of hands. The clinic has a really good atmosphere, time seems to fly, you don’t feel like you are at the dentist at all, because everyone is so straightforward and friendly.
September 2017| Forest & Ray London Dental Clinic, United Kingdom
Dr. Nikolas is the best dentist in the entire world!
I have an extraction with him tomorrow and I am very scared but I know that he'll do a great job! I'd recommend him to anyone, especially those little frightened by dentists. Thank you very much.
March 2017| Oxygen Medical, Hungary
Because of you I can smile and eat and enjoy whatever and whenever I want.
Dear Team of Oxygen Medical, I'm very thankful for the job you've done, and because of you I can smile and eat and enjoy whatever and whenever I want. I know it was not easy, but you've overcame the problems and gave me what I hoped for! Be good!"
March 2017| Evergreen Dental, Hungary
Thanks to Dr. Vespremi and his team I can finally properly bite again!
I can eat again all I like and I can also smile without pain or feeling ashamed. A super service and a very professional team. I can only recommend them to other dental patients. Thanks again for the the super work and caring.
February 2017| MDental Clinic Hungary, Hungary
Very professional and impeccable follow-up!!
I had an amazing experience with MDental. There was nothing to complain about! I had a great treatment for Zirconia Crown. The team is very professional in their approach to dental care and they have an impeccable follow-up. I do recommend this clinic. They gave me comprehensive and very detailed information, precise explanations and very professional work. They also checked in on me after my return. I want to thank the whole team for your kindness and hospitality.
January 2017| DENTAGLOBAL, Turkey
Highly recommend your dentists and staff.
I would highly recommend your dentists and staff. I was well looked after every one was very friendly and very patient. Thank you.
January 2017| MDental Clinic Hungary, Hungary
I had an excellent dental treatment all around!
I just underwent my first round of dental treatment and cannot speak highly enough about my experience with MDental for my new crowns. I am due to be back in a few months for round two and have no fears about it. Thank you.