All-ceramic crowns are entirely made of engineered glass particles. The light diffusion through porcelain crowns are close to a natural tooth. Therefore, they have an unmatched natural and aesthetic look. There are various full porcelain crown brands in the dentistry market; E.max, Vivaneer, Lava, Oprec, Vitablock, Empress, Cerec and more. E.max Crowns is one of the most reputable porcelain crown brands in the market. In Esdent Dental Centre Turkey, we regularly use E.max crowns because of their immaculate aesthetic results.
Porcelain Fused to Zirconia Crown is one of the most popular type of aesthetic dental crown which consists of porcelain layers applied over a zirconia base. Even though zirconia is a strong white metal and can be used solely without any additional porcelain, it may not provide the excellent aesthetics as porcelains do. Therefore, the combination of porcelain and zirconia used more commonly in aesthetic cases. In this combination, zirconia base provides the durability and porcelain layers provide the great aesthetics.
In full mouth Zirconia Crown cases, aesthetically important front teeth should be done with Porcelain Fused to Zirconia Crowns. Solid zirconia crowns (without porcelain) can be used in molar teeth.
Porcelain – Metal Dental Crowns are aesthetic and resilient fixed dental prosthetics which has been in use for many years. They are made by veneering the porcelain on top of a metal base. With the last developments in dentistry, there are more aesthetic dental crown types that have started to replace porcelain-metal crowns. However, they are still the best option for many cases because of their durability.
Even though many sources consider Zirconia crowns as a part of all-ceramic crowns, we find it more appropriate to count them as a separate crown material category as zirconium dioxide is their main ingredient, which is stabilised with the addition of yttrium oxide. Zirconia is a white metal which is mined in different parts of the world. Their durability against high chewing forces makes it possible to use them in dentistry, even on molar teeth.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN LAMINATE VENEERS AND DENTAL CROWNS?
It can be easy to confuse dental crowns and laminate veneers for the general public. However, there are quite big differences between the two options:
Dental crowns cover all around the tooth, both front and back surfaces whereas dental laminate veneers cover only the front (visible) surfaces of a tooth.
Dental crowns are thicker than laminate veneers. Therefore, they require more tooth tissue removal.
Unlike laminate veneers, it is possible to fix the crowding with dental crowns.
Dental crowns can be used to restore both function and aesthetics whereas laminate veneers are mostly used for aesthetic purposes.
Unlike laminate veneers, dental crowns can be used in high load bearing parts of the mouth such as molar teeth.
HOW LONG DO I NEED TO STAY IN TURKEY FOR DENTAL CROWNS?
On average, dental clinics in Turkey that work with external dental laboratories complete dental crowns in approximately 10 days. In Esdent Dental Centre Turkey, dental crown procedures are completed in a single visit of 7 days. This includes 1 or 2 extra days for the last checks before you go back to your country.
DENTAL CROWN TYPES
- All-Ceramic Crown (E-Max)
- Porcelain Fused to Zirconia Crown (PFZ)
- Porcelain Fused to Metal Crown (PFM)
- Monolithic Zirconia Crown
- All-Metal Crowns
- Gold Crowns
When our international patients have limited time, we prioritise their appointments and complete the procedure in shorter durations. We are able to shorten the treatment durations to as low as 4 days, thanks to our in-house dental laboratory with highly skilled technicians and latest technology 3D dental milling devices.
HOW LONG DO DENTAL CROWNS LAST?
We have patients using their crowns for more than 20 years. Their good oral hygiene maintenance played a crucial role in this. There are various factors that effects the life expectancy from dental crowns:
- Quality of the tooth preparation by the dentist.
- The amount of healthy tooth tissues of the abutment tooth.
- Quality of the dental laboratory work by technicians.
- Oral hygiene.
- Patient habits.
DO I NEED TO BRUSH MY TEETH AFTER GETTING DENTAL CROWNS?
Absolutely yes. Brushing the teeth does not only protect them from caries. It also keeps gum (periodontal tissues) healthy. Periodontal tissues supports teeth and they have a crucial role in the health of a tooth. Maintaining good oral hygiene will prevent gum disease.
DO YOU OFFER GUARANTEE?
All dental crowns and veneers in Esdent Dental Centre Turkey are under guarantee for 6 years. We would like to emphasise that our dentists and technicians are very careful with the design of the dental crowns in order to prevent any possible inconvenience. However, we offer guarantee for dental crowns covers for the following possible situations:
- Fracture or chipping of the dental crown.
- Root canal treatment of the abutment tooth in case of any post-op pain related to the dental crown.
- Food getting stuck between teeth because of the poor design.
What is not included in the guarantee period?
- The damaged caused by the habits of the patient. For example, a fracture on a dental crown while opening a bottle with the teeth.
- Loss off tooth due to bad oral hygiene.
- Periodontal diseases due to bad oral hygiene.
WHAT IF I DON’T LIKE THE APPEARANCE OF MY NEW CROWNS?
We listen to our patients carefullyin order to understand their expectations and deliver a smile that they will love. Our experienced team always aims and take extra care to provide highest aesthetic results possible, which can be seen on our instagram account. Even though it is very unlikely, we accept the fact that it is possible for someone to not like their new dental crowns.
If our dentists believe that something could be improved, they will offer to re-do it at no extra cost. If the dentist believes that the best work has been completed and you are not happy with them, only the lab fees will be recovered for renewal of the work.
WHICH DENTAL CROWN MATERIAL IS BETTER?
If we were to compare the aesthetic qualities of the contemporary dental crowns, all-ceramic crowns would be the winner. Zirconia Crowns and PFM crowns follows all-ceramics respectively. Even though all-ceramic crowns takes the first place, there are highly aesthetic zirconia crowns that can compete with them. Full-contour multi-layered zirconia crowns provides highly aesthetic and natural results. Moreover, zirconia (White Metal) is much more durable than all-ceramic materials. PFM crowns are the least aesthetic option amongst these three types of crowns. However, they are the most durable ones. Especially for implant restorations, PFM crowns fit really good.
Durability Comparision of Dental Crowns:
All-Metal Crowns > PFM Crown > Full-Contour Zirconia > Porcelain Veneered Zirconia Crown > All-Ceramic Crowns
Aesthetic Comparision of Dental Crowns:
All-Ceramic Crowns > Porcelain Veneered Zirconia Crown > Full-Contour Zirconia Crown > PFM Crown > All Metal Crowns
IS IT A PAINFUL PROCEDURE?
The tooth preparation procedure for dental crowns is performed under local anaesthesia. Therefore, you shouldn’t feel any pain.
Once your dentist completes the tooth preparation, our dental lab starts preparing your temporary crowns on 3D environment straightaway. We provide temporary crowns within a few hours of the tooth preparation procedure.
IS THERE A MOCK-UP STAGE? WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?
Yes, we do mock-up and try-in procedures for different stages of the crown preparations. Moreover, our dentists use temporary crowns as a prototype of the end-work. Once we fit the temporary crowns on your mouth, we can make any changes on them until we get the best result possible. We prepare the permanent crowns according to this stage.