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
33 Reviews in All Countries
January 20, 2020| ALLDENT Dental Clinic, Turkey
From the first interview to the end result. They think along with you.
Very satisfied with the way things are going. From the first interview to the end result. They think along with you.
December 10, 2019| Sani Dental Group, Mexico
I am convinced that Sani is the most professional and has the latest equipment. They have also been more thorough with their procedures and gave me explanations.
I have been going to Sani for several years, after having tried several other dental facilities in Los Algodones and I am convinced that Sani is the most professional and has the latest equipment. They have also been more thorough with their procedures and gave me explanations. I intend to return.
November 18, 2019| Dentapoint, Turkey
The procedure itself wasn't too bad, most painful part was the injections, apart from that, the whole experience was perfect.
I had the full package - 27 zirconia based crowns. The procedure itself wasn't too bad, most painful part was the injections, apart from that, the whole experience was perfect. Ali, and all staff were very professional and accommodating. They talked me through the whole process and made me feel at ease. The hotel was ok, I think moving forward, you could have further options for the patient to choose from. However the whole experience was great and my new teeth are amazing! Thank you Dentapoint + Ali!
November 14, 2019| Sani Dental Group, Mexico
Felt very comfortable in the skills and work done by my oral surgeon
Felt very comfortable in the skills and work done by my oral surgeon and will continue to send friends to you.
October 30, 2019| MDental Clinic Hungary, Hungary
The entire time, I had full confidence and am completely happy.
Have had extensive treatment, 27 crowns and 2 implants. The entire time, I had full confidence and am completely happy.
September 30, 2019| ALLDENT Dental Clinic, Turkey
I wanted to have a nice smile again. AllDent helped me with this!
September 16, 2019| Hospitadent Mecidiyeköy, Turkey
All the staff vet very friendly and accommodating. Perfect experience.
From being picked up At the airport to getting dropped back off at the airport the whole experience was fantastic. All the staff were very friendly and very attentive. From going into the hospital to leaving the experience was floor less. All the staff vet very friendly and accommodating. Perfect experience.
Marianne & Mario G.,
April 25, 2019| Hospitadent Mecidiyeköy, Turkey
Auch die schon fast schweizerische Pünktlichkeit hat uns beeindruckt. Unsere drei behandelnden Ärztinnen haben jederzeit einen zuvorkommenden und kompetenten Eindruck hinterlassen.
Hallo Hacer, Wir möchten uns nochmals bedanken für die überaus herzliche Betreuung von deiner Seite. Dein perfektes Deutsch hat uns geholfen, dass wir uns von Anfang an gut aufgehoben gefühlt haben und uns jederzeit mit deiner Hilfe mit den behandelnden Ärztinnen austauschen konnten. Auch die schon fast schweizerische Pünktlichkeit hat uns beeindruckt. Unsere drei behandelnden Ärztinnen haben jederzeit einen zuvorkommenden und kompetenten Eindruck hinterlassen. Irgendwie vermissen wir euch fast ein wenig. Wir würden hospitadent jederzeit uneingeschränkt weiter empfehlen. Mit ganz lieben Grüssen aus der Schweiz. Marianne und Mario G.
April 11, 2019| Hospitadent Mecidiyeköy, Turkey
Ein riesiges Kompliment an das ganze Team, welches sowas ermöglicht hat: Super Service, super freundlich, super professionell, super hygienisch, super timing, super Ergebnis!
Sehr geehrte Frau Bilir, Ich möchte mich auf diesem Weg nochmals herzlich für den ausgezeichneten Service, die professionelle Behandlung und die sehr freundliche und zuvorkommende Betreuung ihrerseits bedanken. Ich freue mich jeden Morgen auf meine neuen Zähne. Ich finde es einfach fantastisch, dass so etwas in nur 6 Tagen möglich war... Hut ab…. Ein riesiges Kompliment an das ganze Team, welches sowas ermöglicht hat: Super Service, super freundlich, super professionell, super hygienisch, super timing, super Ergebnis! Ich werde Hospidadent auf jeden Fall weiter empfehlen. Beste Grüsse und bis bald Vincenzo und Familie
March 2, 2019| ARC Dental Clinic Bali, Indonesia
will go back again if more work needed in the future great dental clinic.
First went for a clean and check on holiday in Legian Bali next trip had chip fixed went back a year later to have crown done, found decay between teeth to have crown had repaired will go back again if more work needed in the future great dental clinic. quick responce [Qunomedical]