A dental crown, what is it?
A dental crown, which is often called cap, that is dental prosthetic treatment. Dental crowns cover whole teeth, it means that teeth are renewed from the front, left, right side and back also. Every crown is different, as each crown is prepared for the specific patient, so the shape, size, material and crown color depends on individually. Crowns look like natural teeth, they are excellent to renew chipped, or broken teeth, or for teeth after root canal treatment. With crowns patient may receive brighter and perfectly straight smile. Crowns are alternative for veneers treatment, as well.
Types of dental crowns Poland
Crowns can be made from some different dental materials. During your first visit to the dental office, you will have the initial consultation. The dentist will suggest you which crown type would be the best, you will have time to discuss your needs, expectation, and sum of money you may spend on crowns. On market, there are four types of dental crowns:
Metal crowns – this crown is made up of non-noble metals which are the most resistant to corrosion, breaks. That crowns are very strong and durable. Recommended for back tooth, as the crown color is silver so it is not the aesthetic crown.
Porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns – widely know as PFM crowns. Crowns have metal inside which is covered the layer of porcelain. PFM crowns that are aesthetic crowns, as the crown has natural color outside. Crowns are recommended for back teeth, as after some time the black shade (from metal inside) might be visible on crowns
Composite crowns – crowns are prepared from composite, the same material as dental filling. Crowns are affordable, but not long lasting.
Full porcelain crowns – known as ceramic, most recommended for front teeth as they look the most natural. Crowns are also long lasting, should be renewed after 15 – 20 years. It is hard to find the difference between natural teeth and full porcelain crown.
Benefits of installing dental crowns abroad
In general, the main advantages of having a crown is their look. Crowns look aesthetic, may improve the shape, color of teeth. With crowns patient may renew full arch of teeth, may have Hollywood smile, white and perfect teeth. For some patients, who have tried whitening crowns are remedial. As crow covers all teeth discolorations, stains from coffee, tea or cigarettes. What is more, with crowns your teeth are perfect. You may have as perfect teeth as all TV stars and famous people. A perfect smile gives a boost in self-confidence! Crowns are not the permanent dental solution, but they are the longest lasting prosthetic treatment. Crown would look perfect for 15 years!
Candidates for crowns Poland
The best candidate is patient with chipped, damaged or broken tooth. What is more, patients with some missing teeth might have them replaced with the bridge? The bridge that is the combination of crowns, minimum 3 crowns in the row. The bridge is the excellent alternative for implants, as it is more affordable and shorter procedure. A patient who wants veneers, but bit problems, do not let him perform veneers may have crowns instead.
Dental crowns abroad prices
The crown price depends on crown material The most affordable is the porcelain fused to metal crowns which price starts from 99 GBP, full porcelain price starts from 199 GBP. Dental Travel Poland have also express, CAD/CAM crown which procedure last only 8 hours! The price for express crowns is the same as for standard crowns.
Teeth crowns Poland – procedure
The crown procedure lasts from 5 – 7 working days, except express crowns which are ready in one day! The crown procedure is divided into two visits. While first appointment dentist needs to check your tooth roots, so you will have X-rays performed. Then, if root canal treatment is not needed, the doctor will grind your teeth and prepare impressions. The doctor will provide you also with temporary crowns, so you can eat and smile normally. Temporary crowns are prepared in the dental office by the dentist. While first visit you will also choose the color or crown. You may have the same color as your existing teeth, or you may have whither crowns. While your second visit, on the 5th day, doctor fits and installs your crows.
Required medical tests
- Dentist requires X-rays to check if there is not any root infection.
- Length of procedure
The procedure requires 5 – 7 working days, for express crowns 2 days in Poland are enough.
Type of anesthesia
Local anesthesia is given
Risks and complication for crowns
Dental crown treatment is really safe, there are no dangerous complications.
There are some possibilities of risks:
- increased sensitivity to heat and cold
- bite misalignment
- allergic reaction