Dental crowns are one of the most popular dental restoration choices in the world today – the crown itself can be used to encircle or cap a natural tooth
Cheapest Crowns price in Turkey is € 40. Average Crowns cost in Turkey is € 162 where prices can go as high as € 350.
With FlyMedi, you can connect with 23 Dentistry centers in Turkey that are offering Crowns procedures. These Dentistry centers are accredited by international standard-setting bodies including JCI and TDB. Popular Crowns destinations in Turkey include Istanbul, Antalya and Muğla.
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Turkey is a treasure trove of traditions, spices, street food delights and destinations for any intrepid tourist. It’s a mix between the familiar and the exotic, ranging from the bustling streets of Istanbul to the serene and relaxed Roman ruins spread around Turkey’s Western and Southern coast. Turkey is a fairly large country with 75 million inhabitants. The country spreads between Europe and Asia, with 97% of the country on the Asian side – Asian Turkey. Turkey is encircled and enjoys access to three different seas: The Black Sea, The Aegean Sea and the Mediterranean. Istanbul is the largest city in Turkey and the largest city in Europe, regarding population – It has over 14 million people.
Turkey’s medical infrastructure has improved greatly beginning with the early 2000s and now is one of the biggest medical tourism hubs in Europe and Asia. Turkey has the largest number of JCI-accredited hospitals, second only to the USA and hospitals are more often than not part of international healthcare groups, following strict European protocols and regulations. Turkey has 28.000 medical institutions spread across the European and Asian side but some of the biggest private hospitals and medical centres are in Istanbul, Ankara, Antalya and Bodrum – these also happen to be some of the best tourist destinations in Turkey.
Bodrum is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Turkey, with its sandy beaches and small streets littered with traditional shops and elegant restaurants. The town used to be called Halicarnassus, and the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus is one of the World’s Seven Ancient Wonders. Bodrum also features a castle built by the crusaders in the 15th century.
Istanbul is the home of several architectural treasures, including the Blue Mosque. The Blue Mosque was built on the orders of Sultan Ahmed between 1609 and 1616 and the Sultan’s body still resides within the mosque. The high ceiling is lined with more than 20000 handmade ceramic tiles, hence the name – The Blue Mosque.
Pamukkale, meaning “The Cotton Castle” in Turkish is a surreal destination in the country’s western region of Denizli, world renowned for its white terraces with warm spring water. The ancient Greek city of Hierapolis was built over the springs and Pamukkale was a renowned destination in antiquity as well. Tourists can visit the ancient Roman and Greek ruins of the baths, temples and theatres dating to the second century BC.
● If you don’t feel like waiting in a queue, you can get a VISA for Turkey online. The VISA usually costs around $20 for US travellers.
● Turkey’s population is predominantly Islamic so it’s a good idea to wear a headscarf while visiting mosques. Shorts or any other garments that fit under the knee are not prohibited by law but it’s considered good etiquette not to wear shorts for men or short skirts for women.
● You can change any sort of currency into the Turkish Lira – the Turkish currency just about everywhere. Most supermarkets and shops also accept credit cards.
● Roaming fees in Turkey can be somewhat expensive, so it’s a good idea to simply buy a new Turkish SIM card and use it while staying in Turkey.
● Turkey’s international calling code is +90.
● Electrical installations usually operate on 220 volts, 50 Hz and use European style plugs and European style sockets. Four and Five star hotels usually provide North American - 120 volts, 60 Hz sockets as well.
● Driving in Turkey can be a hassle sometimes, but very pleasurable at other times. Roads are usually in good shape and some roads actually lack traffic, so it can be a relaxing experience. In Turkey, people drive on the right, so that’s a detail you will need to keep in mind. In some areas, villagers made cardboard and marker pen signs in order to help lost tourist on their way.
● Renting a car in Turkey is quite simple and cheap. If you have the budget for a full insurance, you should definitely take it – if anything happens, at least you won’t have to worry about money.
● The Turkish Airlines Company, THY offers destinations to just about anywhere in the world with a total of 261 destinations. The company was founded in 1933 and features 285 passenger and cargo planes.
● Turkey uses the metric system which is easy enough to understand – 1 Km = 1000 meters, 1 Kg = 1000 grams, and so on. One mile equals 1.60 Km.
● Turkish people are warm and very hospitable - It is customary for people to hug and kiss both cheeks regardless of their gender.
● Turkish street food is very diverse, from the simple bagel-type snack Simit to the familiar pizza-type Lahmacun, there are tons of variants to just about anything.
● Turkish coffee is world renowned, but it’s also a bit different than say, its American counterpart - It is usually a strong coffee with a rich aroma, served very hot from a small traditional cup. Be careful not to drink any of the coffee grounds still in the cup.
● Turkish delight, as the name suggests, can be a really sweet delight for tourists. It is made from sugar, starch and just about any fruit or aroma imaginable, including walnuts, hazelnuts, pistachios, dates, lemon, orange, rosewater and many others. Turkish delight is usually served with coffee and it became popular all around the world, including in the Balkans region and as far as Brazil and North America.
Dental crowns are one of the most popular dental restoration choices in the world today – the crown itself can be used to encircle or cap a natural tooth of the patient or a dental implant. This technique is usually used when a tooth has a very large cavity that threatens to increase in size and ultimately render the tooth unusable.
There are 4 main types of dental crowns with 2 sub-types of dental crowns, according to the materials used:
● Gold dental crowns
● Porcelain crowns
● Porcelain fused to gold crowns
● Zirconia crowns
● Porcelain fused to zirconia crowns
● Composite crowns
Porcelain dental crowns and zirconia dental crowns seem to be the most popular material choice, due to the material’s durability and relatively low maintenance needs.
Crowns are recommended for individuals with large cavities or teeth that require root canal treatment.
Some patients have teeth that are too decayed for a dental crown – a dental implant is needed first, before the crown can be applied. Patients without enough bone tissue in the region may also require a dental bone graft before applying a dental implant.
It’s a good idea to have a dental X ray before going overseas for dental crowns. Patients can request pictures of dental crowns from clinics before going in for treatment.
The dental crowns procedure requires 2 separate appointments with the dentist:
In the first appointment, the dentist will remove any decaying parts still within the tooth, clean it and then reshape it so that the crown will bind to it better. This part of the procedure is done under local anaesthesia, in order to eliminate any potential pain or discomfort. Once this part of the process is over, the dentist will proceed to take an impression or mould of the tooth. The mould will then be used to create the dental crown. Before leaving, the dentist will place a temporary dental crown on the tooth – crowns teeth need to be protected until the permanent dental crown is placed.
In the second appointment, the permanent crown’s colour, shape and size is checked on the patient. Any modifications are done at this point. Once both the dentist and patient are satisfied with the crown, a special binding agent is applied and the dental crown is cemented permanently.
3 to 14 days
According to a study on dental crowns from 2015, there are some complications associated with porcelain crowns and zirconia crowns. The overall complications rate is about 4.1%. Potential dental crowns problems include:
● Dental crowns nerve damage – the nerve of the tooth can be damaged during the preparation for a dental crown and this can lead to the need of a root canal treatment and removal of the nerve.
● Dental crowns can increase sensitivity of the tooth – special types of toothpaste can be used to decrease sensitivity.
● Allergic reaction to the materials used – this can be avoided by having an allergy test.
● Dental crown infection – this can happen if the crown itself is not properly sealed or the decayed part of the tooth is not removed entirely during the preparation phase.
Patients may feel numbness from the local anaesthesia for a few hours after the procedure. Patients can also experience an increase in sensitivity of the tooth, especially when consuming cold or hot food and drinks – this usually lasts about a week after the procedure.
Dental crowns on teeth are durable and reliable, if properly cared for. A survey based on dental crowns patient reviews sets the success rate at 92%, 6 years after the procedure.
Dental crowns before and after pictures may seem appealing but the patient needs to understand that dental crowns do require some special attention – flossing, brushing and regular checkups are required in order to ensure the health of the dental crown, especially if we are talking about crowns on front teeth, which are the most visible.
Types of dental crowns
Full Metal Crowns
Full metal crowns have been used for hundreds of years, often using softer, more malleable metals such as gold and silver. Nowadays, with advancements in dentistry and technology, patients are able to benefit from a wider range of full metal dental crowns which can include materials such as palladium, chromium and nickel or an alloy between different metals. Full metal dental crowns have an advantage compared to other types of dental crowns – less material from the tooth itself needs to be removed before placing the crown and once it’s set it will remain in place for many years, being able to withstand a great deal of force and pressure. Full metal crowns are perfect for patients suffering from bruxism or patients requiring a more affordable dental crown. Full metal crowns are the cheapest solution, making them quite popular for the back teeth, such as the molars. They are also used in certain cases where porcelain crowns cannot be applied due to various reasons.
Porcelain Fused to Metal Dental Crowns
Porcelain fused to metal dental crowns have a thin metal sub-structure offering them increased durability. As opposed to full metal crowns, porcelain fused to metal crowns can have the colour of already existing adjacent teeth, making them more aesthetically pleasing. Porcelain crowns can be created through different techniques such as layering – where multiple layers of porcelain are placed over the metal sub-structure of the crown, making sure the crown itself offers the same translucency as the patient’s natural teeth. Porcelain crowns also offer multiple grades of aesthetic quality, as compared to all ceramic crowns for example. The only drawback of porcelain crowns is the fact that sometimes the metal sub-structure can be seen as a dark line at the base of the tooth, especially for patients with receding gum lines. Given their aesthetically pleasing look and durability, porcelain fused to metal dental crowns can be used for the back teeth as well as front teeth.
All Ceramic Crowns
All porcelain or all ceramic dental crowns provide the best aesthetic results in terms of translucency as well as colour, perfectly mimicking the look and shine of natural teeth. These crowns are also perfect for patients allergic to certain metals. Although pressed all ceramic crowns are not supported by a metal sub-structure, they are very durable and capable of withstanding pressure for many years – these crowns act as new layers over the patient’s real tooth, the only drawback being the amount of material which needs to be removed from the tooth before placing them. In certain cases, all ceramic crowns can be used for the front teeth.
Zirconia Dental Crowns
Zirconia crowns are somewhat similar to porcelain fused to metal crowns in the sense that porcelain is layered over a sub-structure – in this case the substructure being made out of zirconia. Zirconia is a very durable material which unlike metal is a bit translucent and white, making it better suited for use in dental restorations. Due to its strength, zirconia can also be used for the manufacture of implants as well. This material combined with porcelain will provide patients with the most aesthetically pleasing results as well as very high durability.
This content is written and reviewed by our medical content team in January, 2019.