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The zirconium crowns are ultra-modern and very effective solutions to replace missing teeth that will make you smile more often and will make others compliment you. The zirconium crowns were first used in 1998 in the dental clinic at the University of Zurich (Switzerland), and from that time on their popularity grew steadily.

The name of this crown makes many patients believe that it is made entirely of zirconium. While in reality, only the inside is made of zirconium, but the outside is made of ceramic. The combination of these two materials offers new teeth with high resistance and anesthetic, incomparable to any other type of dental crown.

Who Can Have Zirconium Crowns?

  • Individuals with crooked or misshapen teeth or dental deficiencies
  • Individuals with tooth decay that are too wide to be completed with a tooth filling
  • Individuals with broken teeth
  • Individuals who want to replace an old crown for the functional or aesthetic reasons

Zirconium Crowns Treatment Duration

Zirconium crowns procedure takes 7-10 days, and it is divided into several sessions. 

Side Effects Of Zirconium Crowns 

  • Anesthetic complications
  • Chipped or loosened crown
  • Infection
  • Allergic reaction
  • Loss of crown
  • Gum disease
  • Teeth sensitivity 

Zirconium Crowns Recovery Time

There is no need for remarkable recovery time after the Zirconium crown process. You can continue your daily routine immediately unless general anesthesia is applied. Likewise, you can return to work the day after treatment, or even immediately after treatment.

Zirconium Crowns Success Rate

Zirconium Crowns treatment has a success rate of 90-95%.

Zirconium Crowns Alternative Treatments

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How Does It Work?

  • Zirconium crowns are lighter than ceramic-metallic crowns but up to 50% stronger.

  • Zirconium, used in stomatology, is biocompatible with the human organism. It is not a metal and does not cause any type of allergy.

  • The white color of the zirconium allows the use of crowns for a longer period. With zirconium crowns, you never see the metal even if the gum is removed or a piece of ceramic falls.

  • Zirconium crowns limit the adhesion of the bacterial plaque.

  • Zirconium oxide dental crowns are not transparent to light compared to ceramics; so even the gray teeth being covered can become very aesthetic.

  • A zirconium crown also has a low thermal conductivity (because it is free of metal) which allows you to eat hot and cold food without having unpleasant sensations caused by the temperature.

What Does Zirconium Crowns Treatment Involve?

1.    Consultation for Zirconium Crowns

The first step to start your Zirconium Crown process will be the online consultation phase. At this stage, our specialist will try to get to know you and your complaint closely to make sure you are a suitable candidate for Zirconium crown treatment.

Your health history, any Zirconium Crowns allergy, medications you use, your ideas about the process, and your priority expectations from treatment are the most important data to determine the most appropriate treatment for you at this stage, and if this is Zirconium crowns, the most suitable dentist / dental clinic for this.

The photo of your tooth/teeth that you have problems with or want to cover with Zirconium crowns will be very useful to understand your eligibility during the online consultation phase

2.    Planning Your Trip and Choosing the Clinic

At this stage, you have now made your decision for Zirconium crowns and you want to consider the options. Therefore, we offer you our clinic or dentist options based on the dates that best suit you and your special requests, if any, and we expect you to choose one.

3.    Final Consultation with Your Dentist

When you arrive at the dentist's office, you will have a face-to-face consultation with your dentist. He or she will ask you some questions to try to understand your expectations better and also make you understand what you should expect from your Zirconium crowns treatment.

Your dentist will explain everything you need to know about dental crowns in general and Zirconium crowns specifically and try to simulate the results as much as possible, in order for you to feel ready and comfortable.

4.    Medical Examinations

Before the Zirconium crown process begins, your dentist will conduct medical tests to make sure that you are in acceptable health status for the treatment. Every patient is required to undergo medical tests to ensure that nothing can hinder the success of the process and if any risk is obtained, dentists try to eliminate them first.

5.    Treatment Visits

There will be 2 visits to complete the Zirconium crowns process. These are:

First Appointment: Preparation and Taking Impression

  • In the beginning, the dentist examines the functionality of the tooth nerve and the stability of the tooth root. During the preliminary examination, an X-ray image of the affected tooth is sometimes taken and evaluated.
  • Treatment begins with the administration of local anesthesia.
  • For preparing the tooth for the procedure, the tooth is cleaned and shaped and a specific amount of tooth structure (generally size of 0.5 or 0.7 millimeters) should be trimmed away. Up to 60 percent of the partially healthy hard substance has to be removed. The shape of the prepared tooth helps to ensure the crown's stability.
  • Then the dentist takes an impression and sends it to the laboratory. Your dentist can do this in the traditional way, by taking molds from your teeth, or through the CEREC technology in a single session using a computer. The impression contains a copy of the prepared tooth, its surrounding gum tissue, and the other teeth on that jaw.
  • A temporary crown is then placed on the tooth while the Zirconium crowns are produced.
  • The laboratory prepares the crown(s) generally in 7-10 days.

Second Appointment: Placement and Cementation

  • During your second visit, the dentist will remove the temporary crown and check that the prepared Zirconium crowns match perfectly with your natural teeth. If so, he or she will put it on your tooth with special dental cement to restore it to its original appearance.
  • Once cemented, a Zirconium crown completely covers the tooth permanently. Zirconium is the material that is mainly used for the manufacture of crowns since it has the most aesthetic qualities. It resembles a real tooth, in its shape and color.

Zirconium Crowns Advantages

Although each type of dental crown has its advantages, below it is highlighted the common advantages of dental crowns.

  • Dental crowns rebuild the anatomical shape of the tooth
  • They strengthen teeth
  • Aesthetic improvement of teeth is obtained with dental crowns
  • They help to protect damaged and weakened teeth
  • Dental crowns provide functional improvement of teeth
  • They are stable (compared to the removable prosthesis).

Things You Should Consider After Zirconium Crowns Treatment

  • You should not consume excessively hot or cold foods and beverages for at least a week after the treatment is completed.
  • Hard-to-chew and sticky foods should also be avoided during this period
  • In the first week after treatment, mild pain and tenderness may occur in your treated teeth. This is normal and the dentist will prescribe you painkillers to relieve pain.
  • If any of your dental crowns are damaged, broken, cracked, or detached, you should visit your dentist by carefully packing the broken piece. Your dentist will try to reposition the piece, if this method is not aesthetically or medically appropriate, he or she can order a new crown.
  • For the sustainability of your crowns brush your teeth at least twice a day, ideally, after each meal, ensuring the longevity of the crown.
  • Clean the interdental spaces with dental floss. The use of dental floss completes brushing by removing bacteria present between the teeth and preventing the appearance of dental plaque.
  • Visit regularly your dentist to check that everything is fine and you're crowns and other teeth are in good health.

Quick Facts

Procedure  Zirconium Crowns
Duration  1 - 2 hours
Stay  3 - 5 nights
Cost in Turkey  €110 - €145 per tooth
Anesthesia  Local anesthesia
Recovery  1- 2 weeks
Final Results  After 2 weeks
Side Effects  Teeth sensitivity, swelling, bleeding
Risks  Allergic reaction, loss of crown, gum disease
Success Rate  90% - 95%
Exercise  After 2 days ( low intensity)
Back To Work  After 2 days
Scars  No
Pain  Slight
Related Procedures  Emax crown


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Is Zirconium Crowns Procedure Painful?

Not during the zirconium crowns treatment but maybe afterward you may feel some pain or soreness but this can be easily relieved with standard pain medication.

How Durable Are Zirconium Crowns?

Thanks to its mechanical properties, zirconium oxide is undoubtedly the material offering the greatest resistance and solidity. As a result, you may use zirconium crowns for more than 15 years and that means they have a much longer life than other dental crowns.

What Are the Main Differences Between Dental Crowns and Dental Veneers?

Both crowns and veneers are dental restoration materials and use to cover an existing tooth to improve its appearance or function. The dental crown is used to strengthen a damaged tooth, while veneers are mainly used for cosmetic improvements.

Dental crowns cover the entire visible part of the tooth while the veneers are an ultra-thin layer produced to cover the front of a tooth.

Is Zirconium Crowns Affordable Abroad?

Yes, the procedure will be more affordable abroad and cost less in popular medical tourism locations like Turkey. But some factors affect the zirconium crowns cost, like the clinic's location, the surgeon's experience, and the technique used.

Learn more about Zirconium Crowns in Turkey by comparing costs and reviewing the clinics and doctors.

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    I'm extremely pleased with the procedure. The dentist did a fantastic job; my chewing has improved and the missing tooth is no longer noticeable. A job well done!
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    J'étais une grande consommatrice de caféine et de cigarettes. Si ce n'est pas du café, au moins j'ai pu éliminer les cigarettes de ma vie. Mes dents étaient déjà incroyablement endommagées et malsaines. Je voulais prendre un nouveau départ et paraître en bonne santé. Je crois qu'un beau sourire est un bon maquillage et j'aime rire dans ma vie quotidienne. Lors de la réalisation de mes couronnes en zirconium, j'ai rencontré une équipe aussi sympathique que moi. Lorsque tout le monde est passionné par ce qu'il fait et son travail, des choses incroyables se produisent comme mes dents. Les gars, vous avez fait un travail remarquable. Je prendrai sûrement mieux soin de mes nouvelles dents, ce fut une expérience très agréable pour nous deux je crois. Je suis retourné dans mon pays d'origine, mais nous sommes toujours en contact, ils s'intéressent beaucoup à vous après le traitement. Mes Salutations à tous de France, j'ai retrouvé un magnifique sourire grâce à vous.
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    It was a bit chaotic for me because there were a lot of things to fix for my trip but thanks to this amazing clinic, they fixed everything for me and not to mention the treatment itself! Pure greatness!
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    Yana was an excellent coordinator together with Dr. Gabbar they we taking care for small details from beginning before we arrived and once we arrived we feel like we are at our second home My wife has long problems with her teeth and she feel the difference her with excellent service provided for her with minimal pain and her advice to any ones looking for best center in Ukraine for dental only one option ADONIS is your choice We are all happy as a family to be her in Ukraine and be experienced excellent service from all member in ADONIS THANKS To All ADONIS Dental Member
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    A very positive outcome, following my decision to pursue in having dental cosmetic surgery/treatment carried out in Turkey. Excellent advisory skills by Flymedi rep Abud. He was professional, well informed, and followed me up with total attention throughout the whole process. Last but not least, I thank Dr Ahmed Kumsan and his team at Infinity Smiles Dental Clinic for their commitment and professionalism. Highly recommended.
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    Alexander Sullivan, United Kingdom
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    I was considering several different options, however Abud was by far the most committed and helpful of all the agents I'd been in discussions with. Everything was organised for me and I was guided throughout and if I was feeling apprehensive about anything or had any questions Abud was always on hand to answer my questions and give reassurances. I'm so happy with the results of my operation and I was left overwhelmed by how friendly and supportive everyone was throughout. If you're considering using flymedi then I can honestly say you'll be delighted with the service both before during and after your surgery.
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