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Based on 256 reviews on Trustpilot
Alexandra, Romania
star star May 2021

Everything went well

Everything went well. Thank you Luna team.

Andela Bastos, Czech Republic
star star May 2021

My experience was great!

I was worried that I would have my surgery in a foreign country alone, but Luna Clinic made me feel right at home. They attended to my every need right away, and I didn’t feel alone even for one second. Thanks for everything. My experience was great!

Ian, Turkey
star star May 2021

Excellent Service from Abud of Flymedi

Abud was excellent in arranging my visit to Istanbul for both Eyelid and Hair Treatment. I decided to combine both treatments at Estecenter due to the clinics reputation. recommendations and also Abud's guidance. Abud clearly communicated the types of treatments available , estimated costs , all treatment schedules , travel logistics , hotel arrangements and daily transportation to and from clinic. Through responses coordinated between Abud and Estecenter he answered all my questions beforehand and was concise in the cost of treatments being communicated by Estecenter . Truly excellent service and i highly recommend you engage Abud as this leaves you know worries in relaxing during and after your very important treatments that you waited so long to have done Also i decided to stay and additional 7 days , at my own cost in Istanbul, to help my recovery.

Claudia Terrano, United Kingdom
star star May 2021

Life changing !

I had a massive operation with a full body lift that actually required 2 separate visits to Turkey which was very daunting for me to commit to but I’m so happy I did. I’ve never felt comfortable in my own skin and really struggled with my body especially after having 2 kids. It was really nice to do something for myself and Luna clinic made the experience hassle free for me. They were there for me from beginning to end through both visits and it couldn’t have gone better for me. Thank you so much for the life changing operation and experience.

Charlie, France
star star May 2021

Really happy with my experience

Really happy with my experience. Will deffinately reccomend Luna Clinic and the team to everyone.

Not Recommended For Porcelain Crowns

After a thorough examination, the dentist will be able to tell if porcelain crowns are the best option for a patient. This treatment is not recommended for patients with severe gum problems.

Number Of Trips Abroad

1

Discharge From Hospital

No need for hospital stay

Duration Of Operation

30 to 60 minutes

Minimum Stay

30 to 60 minutes

Overview

Porcelain crowns are a very popular dental treatment used for both cosmetic and health reasons. A crown is a type of dental reconstruction used to treat the teeth for problems like: chips, cracks, decay or cavities. Dental crowns are highly adaptable solutions that can offer a natural look and protect the already severely damaged teeth from decay. Through this restorative and cosmetic procedure, the dentist can help you obtain a beautiful confident smile.

Preparation

Before going to their first dentist appointment, patients should prepare their dental records and a list of questions they may have for the dentist. Also it is recommended to have a clear image of their expectations and check with the dentist if they are attainable. An important aspect of preparation for dental crowns is to get informed about the costs of the procedure and to choose the type of treatment that is affordable for you.

Recovery

No recovery period is associated with porcelain crowns procedure but depending on the anesthesia and sedation option, the patient may need to avoid driving or activities that require attention for a couple of hours. After the treatment, patients may return to their normal daily activities.

Risks

Porcelain Crowns can involve some risks and complications, but these are rare, with a crowns complications rate of about 4.1%: 
• Bleeding; 
• Infection; 
• Increased sensitivity; 
• Nerve damage; 
• Tooth decay; 
• Repair or replacement procedure; 
• A darker coloration of the gum; 
• Crown displacement. 

Success Rates

Porcelain crowns reviews set the success rate at 92%, 6 years after the procedure. Porcelain crowns are highly successful in restoring and dramatically improve the appearance of damaged teeth.

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Advantages, Disadvantages & Alternatives

Porcelain crowns are one of the most common types of dental restorations available for patients today, after tooth fillings. This solution is perfect for patients with decayed, damaged or darkened teeth, as crowns can be placed on virtually any tooth with a healthy root. The crowns themselves can be manufactured from a wide variety of materials but nowadays porcelain is the norm since it’s capable of offering great results in terms of survivability, strength and aesthetics. That being said, porcelain crowns may not be the best option for every patient – your dentist will put forward an alternative if that’s the case. Let’s take a look at a few porcelain crowns advantages, disadvantages and alternatives.

Advantages

  • Porcelain crowns are perhaps one of the most aesthetic solutions patients can opt for. The crowns themselves can be produced to match your existing teeth perfectly in terms of shape, size, colouring and translucence. Thus, the crown will be indistinguishable from your natural teeth, resulting in a natural looking smile.
  • Porcelain crowns can be fused to a metal cap for extra strength and durability, making them last much longer than traditional full-porcelain crowns.
  • All-porcelain crowns don’t have any dark lines or spots at the bottom, as is the case with porcelain fused to metal crowns, making them look much better.
  • Porcelain Fused to Metal crowns fit much better than all-porcelain crowns, ensuring better durability.
  • Porcelain crowns are biocompatible, meaning that there is no risk of allergic reactions to the materials or irritated gums.
  • Porcelain fused to metal crowns are a bit more affordable than all-porcelain crowns.

Disadvantages

  • All-porcelain crowns don’t have a lot of disadvantages, but they are worth mentioning none the less. The biggest disadvantage of porcelain fused to metal crowns is that the metal part can be seen through the porcelain, appearing like a dark line at the base of the tooth.
  • All-porcelain crowns offer less strength and durability compared to porcelain fused to metal crowns. They are also statistically more prone to chipping or cracks, especially for patients engaging in sports or eating hard foods.
  • Porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns require more material to be removed from the tooth before placement.
  • Porcelain crowns are more likely to cause sensitivity to very cold or hot foods.
  • All porcelain crowns are somewhat more expensive than other types of crowns.

Alternatives

Full Metal Crowns – these crowns require less material to be removed from the patient’s tooth before placement. They are also very strong and able to withstand lots of pressure, making them perfect for patients suffering from bruxism. Full metal crowns are also more affordable than other variants.

Zirconia Dental Crowns – zirconia crowns are white and translucent, making them very aesthetically pleasing and offering a natural looking smile. These crowns are perfect for the visible teeth, such as the front teeth.

Porcelain Fused to Metal – these crowns look natural but due to their metal substructure are not recommended for the front teeth for example.

This content is written and reviewed by our medical content team in January, 2019.