What is a Dental Crown? Procedure and Cost Abroad
On this page you can read about dental crowns. Many people choose to travel abroad to destinations like Hungary, Thailand, and Mexico for crowns. The savings can be over 50% on esthetic crowns like those made of porcelain or zirconia, and many people combine this procedure with a holiday.
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A crown can be used to save a damaged tooth by completely encircling it. In order to attach a crown, the tooth is reduced to a stump which the crown can be cemented onto. Many clinics specialize in natural looking, tooth-colored materials, and patients can choose from a range of materials to suit their budget.
A common option for crowns and bridges is porcelain fused to metal (PFM). These are affordable, and have some of the strength associated with a metal prosthetic, as well as the natural look of porcelain crowns. There is just a small metal rim which is difficult to notice, particularly on back teeth.
For front teeth, patients may wish to pay a little more for full porcelain or zirconia options which are tooth-colored throughout.
- Large cavity
- Teeth needing root canal treatment
- Broken or damaged teeth
Average length of stay abroad – 1 week. The time required depends on how long is needed to create the crown or crowns in the laboratory. Clinics with an in-house lab are usually quicker. Crowns can help to salvage a damaged and decayed tooth.
Compare Cheap Dental Crowns Abroad
Just like every patient is different, so is every dental clinic. You might be more comfortable in a large state-of-the-art clinic, or you may prefer a more intimate, discreet clinic. Maybe finding cheap dental crowns abroad is more important to you than how close the clinic is to the city center. Think about what you like or dislike about your dentist at home. Communication with the dentist and clinical staff is key to having a great experience, and the more comfortable you are with the staff the better the communication will be. Every year close to 11 million patients travel worldwide for the purpose of receiving treatment abroad. At Make Medical Trip we connect patients with top dental clinics around the world.
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Before Crowns Abroad
Sometimes the tooth may require root canal treatment first. This means tissue in the roots of the tooth is removed, and a filling or post and core is applied.
How is it Performed?
The dentist will reduce the size of the tooth, so that the crown can be fitted on top. Then they will take a mould of the mouth so that the crown can be custom made in the laboratory. This will take a few days, and at your next appointment the crown will be cemented into place.
Crowns are available in a range of materials. The standard crown type is porcelain fused to metal or PFM. These are mostly tooth-colored, but offer the added strength of a metal base. As the metal can sometimes be visible, some people prefer full porcelain or zirconia crowns, especially for front teeth. Some clinics offer gold crowns which are very sturdy and long-lasting, however, in terms of esthetics and costs, many patients choose alternatives as they cost a lot more based on gold used per gram.
Local anesthetic (usually).
Preparing the tooth, taking a mould and fitting a temporary crown usually takes around one hour. At your next appointment, the crown will be fitted. As the tooth needs to be cleaned and dried, cement applied and left to dry, the process can take around one hour.
What to Expect After Crowns
Post Procedure Care
Patients should avoid eating on the crown straight away. Certain things, such as hard or chewy sweets, should be avoided long-term, as the crown could come loose.
Most patients do not suffer with a lot of discomfort following a crown, however, if as part of the procedure, the patient’s tooth is not treated with a root canal, the patient may experience some additional sensitivity for a period of time after the treatment.
Important Things to Know About Crowns
Not Recommended for
- Unsuitable root
- Unsuitable bone support
Type of Crowns
- Porcelain Crown
- Porcelain Fused to Metal (PFM) Crown
- Gold Crowns
- Zirconia Crowns
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