A dental crown (also referred to as a cap) is a fixed prosthetic object that is cemented onto a tooth. Only a dentist can remove it once it’s in place. The main purpose of a crown is to cover a damaged tooth, but it also strengthens it, improving its overall appearance and alignment in the mouth.
Crowns are made by taking an impression of the tooth or teeth they’ll be covering. Before this impression is created, your dentist must first reduce your tooth’s size so that the crown fits properly. Your dentist may also place a temporary crown while the permanent one is being made.
Types of Dental Crowns
There are four different types of dental crowns.
- Ceramic — These are used for restoring front teeth, and are popular in this area for their ability to blend with your natural tooth color. The crown is made of a porcelain-based material.
- Porcelain-fused to metal – This crown provides a stronger bond than regular porcelain because it is connected to a metal structure. It’s also extremely durable.
- Gold alloys – This crown is a mix of gold, copper and other metals. In addition to providing a strong bond to the tooth, it doesn’t fracture, nor does it wear away the tooth itself.
- Base metal alloys – This crown is made up of non-noble metals that are highly resistant to corrosion, and make for a very strong crown. It also requires the least amount of healthy tooth to be removed prior to fitting.
- Durability is best in the gold and metal alloys crowns, whereas the all-porcelain crown tends to be less strong, more susceptible if it is put under enough pressure (if you grind your teeth at night, this may pose a problem). By contrast, the crown of porcelain fused to metal offers better durability. Both porcelain-based crowns are highly resistant to wear, but they can quickly aggravate opposing teeth if the adjacent surface becomes rough. Incidentally, the gold and metal alloys are resistant to wear and gentle on opposing teeth at the same time
Whats Included & Cost
Porcelain fused to mental crown for tooth – $80 USD per tooth
Porcelain fused to mental crown for implant – $95 USD per tooth
Zirconium full porcelain crown for tooth (cemented) – $180 USD per tooth
Zirconium full porcelain crown for tooth (screwed) – $200 USD per tooth
E-max crowns/laminate veneer – $260 USD per tooth
E-max crowns/laminate veneer for implant (cemented) – $260 USD per tooth
- Board Certified Dentist
- Airport & Inbound Transfer
- Pre-op Online Consultation
- Dental Consultation
- Local anesthesia
- Post op controls, Post op medical kit
- Pre-op & Pre-op PCR Test
- Customized Patient Service (English, French, Spanish, Italian)
- 24/7 Online Assistance
- Online Post-op follow up
Flight is not included