Through damaging their teeth during childhood, or a natural breakdown of the teeth’s enamel causing them to weaken and crack more easily, many people seek restorations of their teeth by looking to cosmetic dentistry and dental crowns. Dental crowns, also known as caps, can help to strengthen existing teeth while restoring their functionality, and protect any damaged, cracked or broken down teeth.
Dental crowns are generally sought after when a tooth has undergone significant decay, caused by smoking, bad dental hygiene and other lifestyle causes, and there’s not enough tooth structure to support a filling or inlay in the tooth. Alternatively, if a tooth has been damaged or fractured, and cannot be built up with composite bonding techniques, or even following a root canal treatment in order to help strengthen the tooth, there are many reasons why a person may be in need of dental crowns. For cosmetic purposes, porcelain dental crowns are generally used to promote a natural cosmetic look to improve the aesthetics of a smile.
Dental crowns in Turkey involve the surgeon grinding down a significant portion of the original tooth, and are put in place in order to support the strength of the tooth. The final result of our dental crowns procedures are immediate, and generally the crowns should be fitted in two appointments within at least a week.
Our dental surgeons are some of the most sought after in the country, and are put through a strict selection process in order to ensure that you will get the best results possible from your dental crowns in Turkey. They only practice in the best rated facilities in the country and understand that every procedure is different, ensuring your dental crown procedure is treated with an individualised approach so you can get the look that you desire every time.
Consultations take place by GDC registered dentists or imaging centres in London, Manchester, Birmingham, Leeds, Bristol and Nottingham.
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Longevita’s dentists in Turkey use FDA and CE approved dental implants with lifetime warranty at internationally certified clinics.
Aftercare support is available by GDC registered dentists in the UK who work in liaison with Longevita’s dentists in Turkey.
|PROCEDURE:||Tooth crown strengthen your existing, damaged teeth so as to preserve its functionality. Bridges are anchored onto neighbouring teeth in order to replace one or more missing teeth.|
|LENGTH:||2 to 3 hours: first appointment (preparation) 2 to 3 hours: second appointment (fit)|
|SIDE EFFECTS:||Sensitivity of prepped teeth, irreversible loss of teeth structure, gums are more vulnerable to infection|
|RISK:||Vitality loss of teeth, fracture of crowns and bridges|
|RESULT LASTS:||10 to 15 years|
What are dental crowns?
Dental crowns, also known as dental caps, are artificial restorations which sit over existing teeth and cover the outer surface. Dental crowns are used to restore weak, damaged, cracked or worn down teeth. They can also hold denture or bridge in place. Dental crowns restore the size, shape and strength of the teeth as well as improving them.
Dental crowns can be made of an alloy of different metals fused to a porcelain outer shell. They can also be full ceramic and porcelain. Although they are slightly more expensive than metal fused to porcelain crowns, full porcelain or ceramic crowns are better for natural look. Depending on how well you look after your teeth, crowns can last up to 10-15 years.
How are dental crowns performed?
After the patient has a consultation with the dentist and discusses the treatment options, the dentist prepares the tooth for crowning. The first stage is to clean the tooth, remove decays and reshape the tooth by using special dental drill. The procedure is performed under local anaesthesia. Once the tooth is prepared, an impression of teeth will be taken using special “dental putty”. The impression is then sent to a dental laboratory, new crown is fabricated. During lab stage, dentist fits patient with a temporary crown to cover and protect prepared tooth.
On second visit, dentist removes the temporary crown and roughens the outer surface of prepared tooth with a special etching acid to give the dental cement a good surface to bond to. Dentist then sits the crown over tooth to see if it fits with patient’s smile correctly and is the right colour and shape. Once patient is happy with the restoration and how it looks, dentist cements the crown firmly into place.
Results of dental crowns
Tooth with a crown might be sensitive right after the treatment as the anaesthesia begins to fade. Patients may feel hot and cold sensitivity if there is nerve in the tooth. Your dentist might advise to brush teeth with toothpaste designed for sensitive teeth. Pain or sensitivity that arises when patient bites usually means that the crown is placed too high on the tooth which can be easily corrected. Crowns made of all porcelain might in rare cases chip. If the chip is minor, a composite resin might be applied to recover the chip with the crown remaining in patient’s mouth. Dental crowns require the same level of care and attention as natural teeth.
Limitations of dental crowns
Crowns should not be the first choice just to improve the aesthetics of teeth because a dentist needs to grind a significant portion of the original tooth away. Less invasive alternatives include veneers or dental bonding. Crowns are required when the tooth supporting the restoration loses its strength, since veneers and dental bonding restorations are only as strong as the supporting tooth.
Risks of dental crowns
Noteworthy complications from dental crowns are very rare. Possible risks are:
- Loose crown
- Crown falls off
- Allergic reaction
On your first visit, the procedure lasts for two to three hours under local anaesthesia. After all the arrangements and initial consultation are done, you may leave the clinic and stay at the hotel on your first day.
This will be the free day for you.
You have your second appointment. Your dentist is going to make a demo try-on whether the crowns fit or not.
This will be a free day for you.
This is the final day of your dental crown procedure. Your dentist places the crowns into your mouth after scaling and arrangements are completed. As a final touch, the dental crowns are being polished in order to have an elegant and beautiful smile.
What are the benefits of dental crowns?
They are strong, natural and easily applied on the damaged part of the tooth. It is the best way to treat a tooth loss. Crowns are usually used to strengthen and rebuild teeth which are broken or decayed. Crown can be used to give a tooth a new shape and a new colour.
Can I eat and drink normally after a crown has been fitted?
No special diet is required when permanent crowns are fitted. Since they are bounded strongly over the existing teeth, changes in your eating habits will not be required. But you should be careful on eating/drinking very hot and very cold food and beverages.
Expert Dental Crowns Surgery In Turkey
Once you have had your consultation with one of our expert surgeons to discuss the best treatment for you to reach your desired results, the teeth will be prepared for crowning. Once cleaned and reshaped, a mould is then taken in order to provide you with the perfect fit, and you will be fitted with a temporary crown to cover and protect the prepared tooth. Once the new crown is ready, the dentist will confirm that the colour and fit suits your smile, and the shape of the tooth fits correctly. Once you are happy, the new crown will then be secured in place.
After the surgery takes place, you will have access to a 24/7 aftercare services team, who are there to ensure that you are not in any unnecessary pain, and that no complications take place while you are healing. Our Turkey dental crowns procedures take place in top class A+ rated facilities that are also JCI accredited and rated highly for quality and hygiene. Our cheap dental crowns in Turkey offer some of the best facilities and surgeons, at a fraction of the price that you would pay for an identical procedure in the UK. The results of the crowns can be seen immediately, and can be maintained as long as a good diet, oral hygiene program and proper care is taken after surgery.
For more information on our Turkey dental crowns surgery, contact us on 0845 5198 948.