Dental Crowns Abroad - cost, prices, reviews
What is a dental crown?
A crown is a tooth-shaped “cap” that is installed over a tooth. It works as a cover to the tooth which restores its size, shape and strength. It can also improve tooth appearance. When cemented into place crowns fully encase the whole visible part of a tooth above the gum line.
When a dental crown may be needed?
A dental crown may be helpful in the following situations:
1. To prevent a weak tooth from breaking (for example from decay) or to hold parts of a cracked tooth together.
2. To replace an already broken tooth or severely worn down.
3. To support and cover a tooth with a large filling in it in cases when there is little of tooth left.
4. To hold a dental bridge in place.
5. To hide discolored or misshaped teeth.|
6. To replace a missing teeth when placed on a dental implant
Your teeth may require preparation before crowns can be placed. Root canal treatment or fillings may be needed.
What types of materials are available for dental crowns in Poland?
Permanent crowns are made from different types of materials including all metal, porcelain-fused-to-metal, all resin, or all porcelain.
All metal Crowns
Metals used for dental crowns include gold, ‘other alloys (palladium for example) or base-metal alloys (nickel or chromium for example). When compared with other types of crowns, less tooth structure is removed in case of metal crowns, and tooth wear to opposing teeth is limited to a minimum. Metal crowns withstand chewing and biting forces very well and also last the longest in terms of wear down. Moreover, they very rarely break or chip. However, there is a major drawback of metal crowns – the metallic color. Metal crowns can be a good choice for out-of-sight molars.
Porcelain fused-to-metal crowns
Porcelain fused-to-metal dental crowns unlike metallic crowns can be matched (color) to your natural teeth. However, far more wearing to the opposing teeth occurs with Porcelain fused-to-metal dental crowns when compared with metal crowns. Moreover crown’s porcelain part can also be chipped or broken off. Similar to all-ceramic crowns, porcelain fused-to-metal crowns look most like natural teeth. However, it may happen that metal which is underlying the crown’s porcelain shows through as a dark line, mostly at the gum line. Porcelain fused-to-metal crowns can be a good choice for both front and back teeth.
All-resin crowns are relatively less expensive than other types. However, they tend to wear down over time. They are also more prone to fractures when compared to porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns.
All-ceramic/All-porcelain dental crowns provide the best possible natural color match when compared to any other crown type and are far more suitable for patients with metal allergies. On the other hand they aren’t as strong as porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns. Additionally they wear down opposing teeth to bigger degree than resin or metal crowns . All-ceramic crowns are perfect choice for front teeth.
Temporary crowns versus permanent crowns
Temporary crowns can be prepared in dentist’s office whereas permanent crowns need to be performed in a dental laboratory. Temporary crowns are made of stainless steel or acrylic and are used as a temporary restoration before a permanent crown is prepared by the dental laboratory.
How do I have to care for my temporary dental crown?
As temporary dental crowns are just a temporary fix before a permanent crown is ready, our dentists suggest that just a few precautions to be taken with temporary crowns. These include the following:
1.You shell avoid chewy, sticky food (chewing gum or caramel for example), which may grab and pull off the crown.
2.You should try to minimize use of the side of your mouth where the temporary crown is fitted. Make effort to shift the bulk of your chewing to the other side of the mouth. Avoid chewing hard food (for example raw vegetables), which can dislodge or break temporary crown.
What issues can occur with a dental crown?
1. Sensitivity and discomfort. Newly crowned tooth may become sensitive after the anesthesia wears off. In cases when the tooth that has been crowned has a nerve in it, patient may experience heat and cold sensitivity. Our Dentist may recommend brushing teeth with toothpaste designed especially for sensitive teeth. Sensitivity or pain or that may occur when you bite down usually means that the crown is too high on the tooth. If this is the case, patient should inform the dentist. Crown can easily be adjusted.
2. Chipped crown. All porcelain crowns can sometimes chip. If the chip is tiny, a composite resin may be used to repair the chip without a need of removing a crown from patient’s mouth. If the chipping is vast, the crown may require replacement.
3. Loose crown. Sometimes the cement washes out from under the crown. Not only does this allow the crown to become loose, it allows bacteria to leak in and cause decay to the tooth that remains. If your crown feels loose, contact your dentist’s office.
4. Crown falls off. Sometimes crowns may fall off. Usually this happens due to an improper fit and/or a lack of cement. If this occurs, clean the crown and the front of your tooth. Crown can be replaced temporarily using temporary tooth or dental adhesive or cement that can be found in stores for this purpose. In such cases Medical Holidays Abroad should be contacted immediately. Our dentists will give you specific instructions on how to deal with your tooth and crown. Our dentist may be able to re-cement the crown in place; if not, a new crown will need to be made.
5. Allergic reaction. Because of the fact that the metals used to make dental crowns are usually a mix of metals, an allergic reaction to those metals or porcelain used in crown can occur, but this happens extremely rare.
6. Dark line on crowned tooth next to the gum line. A dark line next to the gum line of a crowned tooth is normal, particularly if case of porcelain-fused-to-metal crown. This dark line is nothing but the metal of the crown showing through.
How long does a dental crown last?
Dental crowns on average last between 5 – 15 years. Crown life span depends on how much of “wear and tear” the crown is exposed to, how well patients follow proper oral hygiene care, and on personal mouth-related habits (habits to avoid are for example clenching or grinding your teeth, chewing ice, biting fingernails and using teeth to open packaging).
Is any special care required in regards to a crowned tooth?
A crowned tooth does not require any extraordinary care. However, it is important to remember that a crowned tooth is protected from decay or gum disease. Therefore, it is important to continue to follow proper oral hygiene practices, including brushing teeth at least twice a day.
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As far as time frame is concerned at the first stage of treatment we need 2-3 days to prepare teeth and take impressions for crowns . If patient require teeth extraction we also perform it at the beginning of the treatment and install temporary crown at the spot.
Then there is the time required by dental lab (around 5 working days) to perform the work. The last stage is installing permanent crowns which require one additional day. Having that said, there are in fact two options to consider:
Option 1: coming for one long visit 5-8 days. If teeth do not require any prior work the time needed can be limited to 5 days.
Option 2: splitting visits into two: 2-3 day visit one and 1-2 day visit. In the first visit we perform any preparation needed (extraction, root canal treatment, install temporary bridge/crowns). We also take impressions.
After a week interval or longer you come back for a 1 day visit to have your permanent crowns installed.