Dental crowns at Antalya Dental Hospital, Turkey

Dental crowns: What Are They, Benefits and Cost

Dental crowns are caps placed on top of damaged teeth. Crowns are used to protect, cover and restore the shape of your teeth when fillings don’t solve the problem. Dental crowns can be made out of metals, porcelain, resin and ceramics. They typically don’t require special care over time other than regular good oral hygiene.

Restore the shape and function of your smile.

Dental crowns are a very popular treatment for restoring the shape, aesthetics and function of a smile. A crown is a custom-made, tooth-shaped “cap” that is permanently placed over your natural tooth.

Your teeth may weaken over time, and your dentist may recommend crowns for many reasons. It can be used to rebuild and strengthen a tooth with a large filling, cap a tooth that’s badly shaped, or cover a dental implant. Crowns are also often used in natural-looking smile makeovers.

Why would you need a dental crown?

  • Protect a tooth weakened by decay or cracks
  • Restore a severely worn, broken or failing filling
  • Rebuild a broken or heavily damaged tooth
  • Improve aesthetics of severely discolored and worn-down teeth
  • Cover and strengthen a tooth after a root canal treatment
  • Hold a dental bridge in place
  • Cap a dental implant

What are onlays and 3/4 crowns?

There are many types of crowns that can be used on your teeth. Onlays and 3/4 crowns are types of dental crowns that don’t cover as much of your underlying tooth as traditional dental crowns. A traditional crown will cover your entire tooth. Onlays and 3/4 crowns may be appropriate when you still have a solid tooth structure. It’s considered a more conservative approach compared to full coverage of your crown. In this procedure, your dentist removes the affected area and performs a reshaping of the tooth to receive the crown.

We provide the following types of dental crowns:

  • Ceramic or porcelain crowns (including Emax and Zirconia crowns)
  • Porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns
  • Metal crowns
  • Stainless steel crowns

Same Day Crowns

Also known as a single appointment crown, a same day dental crown uses CEREC technology, which allows us to custom-craft your ceramic crown within a few hours.

Cosmetic Inlays and Onlays

Also called partial crowns, inlays and onlays are placed over an existing tooth to rebuild its shape and prevent further damage and decay. They are made out of very strong crown material and are made to match the color of your teeth.

Dental Bridge

A dental bridge consists of two or more crowns anchored on either side of a gap in the mouth, that is used to replace a missing tooth or several teeth. They are strong and reliable and are made to look and feel just like your natural teeth.

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Can my crooked or twisted teeth be straightened?2022-02-06T22:32:27+03:00

Teeth can be straightened with orthodontics (braces). This is usually done during the teenage years, when the jaws are going through a period of growth. However, many adults also have treatment to straighten their crooked teeth or to improve their appearance. The treatment can take much longer in adults and is therefore more expensive.

Some people have clear or plastic braces, which are hardly noticeable. If you are considering orthodontic treatment, first see your dental team and get their advice. Your dental team can talk to you about your treatment options and if necessary refer you to an orthodontist, a dentist who specialises in straightening teeth.

There are also now ‘invisible’ braces. Your dentist will make you a series of clear plastic shields (like a mouthguard) which need to be worn all day and gradually move your teeth into a new position.

Does pregnancy cause damage to teeth?2022-02-06T23:01:07+03:00

No. It is not true that pregnancy causes tooth problems through a lack of calcium, or that you will lose one tooth for each child you have.

Can I prevent bad breath?2022-02-06T22:11:04+03:00

To keep your breath fresh, you must get rid of any gum disease, and keep your mouth clean and fresh. If you do have bad breath, try keeping a diary of all the foods you eat and list any medicines you are taking. Take this diary to your dentist, who may be able to suggest ways to solve the problem.

  • Brush your teeth and gums last thing at night and at least one other time during the day, with a fluoride toothpaste.
  • Don’t forget to brush your tongue as well, or use a tongue scraper. Cut down on how often you have sugary food and drinks.
  • Visit your dental team regularly, as often as they recommend.
  • Clean in between your teeth with ‘interdental’ brushes or floss at least once a day – brushing alone only cleans up to about 60 percent of the surface of your teeth.
  • There are other products you can buy to clean between your teeth.
  • Use a mouthwash – some contain antibacterial agents that could kill bacteria that make your breath smell unpleasant.

If you continue to suffer from bad breath visit your dental team to make sure that the mouthwash is not covering up a more serious underlying problem. Chew sugar-free gum – it helps your mouth produce saliva and stops it drying out. A dry mouth can lead to bad breath.

How do I care for my brace and teeth?2022-02-06T20:43:12+03:00

It is important to keep having your teeth checked by your dental team while you are having orthodontic treatment. You also need to take extra care of your teeth and mouth:

Clean your teeth carefully every day, including between your teeth where you can. Braces are delicate and you need to make sure you clean them carefully so that they do not break. Your dental team will be able to show you the special techniques to use depending on the appliance you are wearing.

Cut down on how often you have sugary foods and drinks. Avoid snacks and drinks containing sugars, and fizzy drinks. Also, sticky and hard foods may damage your brace.

Brush your teeth last thing at night and at least one other time during the day. Use a mouthwash if you need to. Your dental team may recommend a stronger fluoride toothpaste, or perhaps a fluoride gel or mouth rinse, for you to use.

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