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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

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.

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    Madison, Netherlands
    star star Nov 2022
    I needed a full mouth of crowns and a few implants done as well so I was really happy to get such a good deal on this. The clinic was just as great.
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    Renate, France
    star star Nov 2022
    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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    Nadia, United Kingdom
    star star Oct 2022
    My whole experience was very good with this clinic. My driver, nurse, dentist were friendly and helpful
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    Anastasia, Russian Federation
    star star Sep 2022
    I had crowns treatment in this clinic. I can say that the results is awesome. My dentist and the nurse were so experienced and helpful. Thank you guys!!!
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    Maria, Spain
    star star Sep 2022
    Best dentist in Istanbul so far... Thank you Flymedi and Dentavivo staff.
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    Jade, United Kingdom
    star star Sep 2021
    I had zirconium crowns in september! Best dentistry clinic ever!
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    Lily, United States
    star star Sep 2021
    I am very happy with the results!!
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    Lidia Weldmann, Austria
    star star Aug 2021
    Great doctor! My trip and treatment were everything I was promised and even more.
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    Courtney Foster, United States
    star star Jul 2021
    Flymedi are amazing! Seriously they made going to the dentist not the worst experience in the world! I absolutely love the way my teeth look now, and I’m so happy I decided to go through with it as it was two trips to Turkey but totally worth it! I had to get a lot of work done actually as my teeth weren’t in the best shape, so I was quite scared, but the clinic was so clean and hygienic and the staff super professional. I had to get a tooth pulled, some implants done, and a complete set of crowns put in afterward. My smile has gone from being my worst nightmare to my best asset! Just so happy with how it all turned out!
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    James TerHark, United Kingdom
    star star Jun 2021
    I have been to Ocean Dental several times to get work done. Root canal, implant, crowns. They are fabulous. Great friendly English speaking staff. Clean modern facility. AWESOME prices! 1/3 of what my local dentist was going to charge me. I highly recommend Ocean Dental.
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    Martin Gary, Canada
    star star Dec 2019
    My experience with Flymedi was awesome from start to finish. I had great service when booking my appointment, they got all the information from me and got me a great deal. I needed a full mouth of crowns and a few implants done as well so I was really happy to get such a good deal on this. The clinic was just as great. I had to come twice and wasn’t nervous at all the second time! Really happy with the outcome.
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    Denzel, United Kingdom
    star star Jul 2019
    I had a great experience with Umut Dental Antalya I had crowns procedure and I’m very pleased with the process.Nadia assisted me to choose the clinic, book and follow up through the entire treatment and after. She was a great help.
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    Jo Johnston, United Kingdom
    star star Jun 2019
    I had cosmetic dental work in may I had 26 teeth done at an unbelievable price I was contacted by nadia after I made my 1st enquiry & from the start to finish she was there via WhatsApp also said I could contact her any time . The team in turkey where amazing & I was very well looked after. The clinic was 10/10 I would highly recommend this process to anyone
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    Alveera Khan, United Kingdom
    star star May 2019
    Excellent service and absolutely stellar customer care!I had an excellent experience with Flymedi, Nadia was my coordinator she helped me throughout the whole process from choosing a clinic, to making a booking and helped me extensively during my aftercare.I received Crowns treatment in Umut dental Antalya, I'm extremely happy with the result. I would highly recommend both Nadia and Umut Dental as well as Flymedi. Wonderful company, professional and dedicated staff!
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    Diane C, New Zealand
    star star Mar 2019
    I have many teeth crowned by Dr Hatice İlkhan when we were in Marmaris on our yacht.My teeth are very good every day I think of she and how lucky I was to get my new teeth.
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    AbdirahmanNoor, Canada
    star star Feb 2019
    Thanks Nadia for you help and very good job and Umut dentist team
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    Darren McMahon, United Kingdom
    star star Dec 2018
    Just been had 2 full sets of porcelain crowns on me and wife couldn't be happier they look amazing great dentist very professional my wife's are finished and look amazing I'm back for them to finish mine tomorrow. Anyone wanted these done I highly recommend this dentist definitely a five star service,
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    Bridgett, United Kingdom
    star star Nov 2018
    I would absolutely recommend this clinic and Dr. Osman. I recently had 20 zirconium crowns placed on my teeth and am so happy with the outcome. At first, I was extremely nervous about the procedure but every step of the way I was able to contact the Flymedi with my questions through WhatsApp. I was provided with transportation to and from each appointment and to the airport even though my flight left very early in the morning. Dr Osman was very patient with me, I am a very nervous patient and the drilling always scares me. He was understanding and patient. My treatment was completed over 3 appointments. Before the procedure started Dr. Osman took the time to explain and answer any of my questions and giving me advice on aesthetics and color of the crowns. During the whole treatment, I was given outstanding service that was above anything I have experienced in the U.S. or U.K. I am so thankful to the team at Umut Antalya Dental Clinic and Flymedi would recommend it to anyone.
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    Jasmine, United States
    star star Nov 2018
    I visited the clinic 4 times in less than 2 weeks to have two crowns fitted. Ezgi made sure everything was okay. I paid 800tl for each crown. The crowns were made of Zirconia and the treatment went smoother, faster and was less painful than the other crown I had done in the USA. I believe it is of a better quality too. The technical equipment at the clinic is of a much better standard. Ezgi speaks good and fast English and my only challenge was to understand some of the technical terms she used as English is not my first language. I intend to use the clinic in the future, as they have proven their worth to me. Ezgi is a very capable dentist and she is very kind too. I felt safe all the way through the treatment and the end result was successful. I am very pleased with Ezgi's work and I can recommend her without hesitation!
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    Kata, Hungary
    star star Apr 2013
    Dr Balint is a great dentist. He is a real professional.
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    Adrienn, Hungary
    star star Apr 2013
    Many thanks to Dr. Bálint Németh for the perfect-looking crowns!
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