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Advantages of having dental crowns abroad 

Dental tourism has become trendy because of the low cost and high quality. One of the treatments that became affordable and accessible is dental crowns abroad.  

Dental aesthetics has increased demand, especially in dental tourism destinations like Turkey, Hungary, and Poland.

There are other appeals with having dental crowns abroad:

Doctors abroad speak and communicate in English. 

Some patients might hesitate to consider having dental crowns treatment abroad because of language or cultural barriers. But in medical tourism destinations like Turkey, Hungary, and Poland, the doctors regularly serve international patients. They can communicate in good English.

Some doctors had their training abroad, which explains their good English proficiency. Also, their clinics have assistants who communicate in English.

The quality isn't compromised for affordability.

The doctors are well versed in implantology and have years of experience. Some of them have credentials from prestigious global universities. The standard of care and expertise in these clinics abroad is as good as those in the UK, US, and Europe, if not better.

You can have access to one of Europe's leading cosmetic dentists.

The geographical location plays a role. Turkey and Hungary have gained a reputation as top destinations for dental cosmetics. Also, the vast number of patients who travel to these destinations adds value to their experience and understanding of international patients' expectations.

Modern Facilities and equipment 

The specialist dentist is using the latest technology and equipment in their field. Ensuring your treatment will have great results and a higher success rate.

Tips for choosing a suitable dental crowns clinic abroad 

  • Prioritize the treatment you need: you need to understand the type of dental crown you need. Visit your local dentist and understand what treatment best suits your case.
  • Ask for past patient testimonies. 
  • Create a shortlist of possible clinics abroad:  research the clinic you're planning to visit overseas. Most reputable clinics will have an official website, and you can examine the dentist's expertise, reviews, and credentials. 
  • Trust your instincts:  This personal element should not be underestimated since dental treatment can be quite traumatic for many people, mainly when undertaken in a foreign country and in unfamiliar surroundings. For this reason, you should trust your instincts as much as the other information. If a clinic feels wrong, then walk away.
  • Check the local regulation: It is essential to know how dental treatment is regulated in your chosen country. This will help you identify reputable clinics registered with the governing body or national association. It will also tell you about your rights.

Ideal Candidate for dental crowns

If your tooth roots are intact and healthy but suffer from chipped or cracked, you're ideal for dental crowns. But if your tooth suffers from decay, the dentist will have to treat the decay before placing a dental crown.

Dental crowns Cost Abroad 

Some of the factors that affect the cost are the location of the clinics, the surgeon's experience, and the technique used.

Country Estimated Cost
UK

$800 - $1000 per teeth

USA

$1000 - $1500 per teeth

Turkey

$120 - $160 per teeth

Australia

$1000 - $2000 per teeth

 

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Istanbul Dental Center
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Ezgi's Smile House
Antalya, Turkey
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Muğla, Turkey
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Who is not a good candidate for dental crowns abroad

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.


How many days should I travel/stay abroad to do the treatment?
 

3 to 14 days


What you should do before the surgery? 
 

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.


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 for a root canal treatment and removal of the nerve. 
● Dental crowns can increase the 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. 


Dental crowns abroad side effects

Patients may feel numbness from the local anesthesia 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 abroad success rate

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.


What should you expect before and after dental crowns 

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 has a thin metal sub-structure offering them increased durability. As opposed to full metal crowns, porcelain fused to metal crowns can have the color 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 substructure 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 substructure 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 color, 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 substructure, 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 that 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 March 2022