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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When would I need a mouthguard?2022-02-06T20:48:52+03:00

It is important to wear a professionally made mouthguard whenever you play sport that involves physical contact or moving objects. This includes: cricket, hockey and football – which can cause broken and damaged teeth; and American football, boxing and rugby – which can all cause broken or dislocated jaws. A mouthguard will help protect against these happening.

Can I lighten the colour of my teeth?2022-02-06T22:31:15+03:00

Yes. Tooth whitening can be a highly effective way of lightening the natural colour of your teeth without removing any of the tooth surfaces. It cannot make a complete colour change, but it should lighten the existing shade.

What treatments are needed?2022-02-06T21:38:46+03:00

Your dental team will remove all plaque and tartar from your teeth. You will also be shown how to remove plaque successfully yourself, cleaning all the surfaces of your teeth thoroughly and effectively. This may take a number of sessions with the dental team. A good oral care routine at home with brushing and interdental cleaning is the most important thing you can do to help prevent gum disease getting worse.

Does my dentist need to know if I am lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender?2022-02-06T23:05:48+03:00

It is entirely up to you if you choose to tell your dentist about your sexual orientation, gender identity or trans status. However, it may be help your dentist if they are aware of your identity as many LGBT patients have health needs that non-LGBT patients don’t have. So if you do give your dental team more details about yourself, it may help them to treat you more effectively.

Telling your team about yourself will mean they are less likely to make assumptions about the gender of your partner or ask inappropriate questions about your life. It may also make you feel more confident that you are receiving the best care and the most appropriate treatment for you.

It is also helpful if the dental team know about any concerns or anxieties you may have, so that they can help you to feel at ease.

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