Zirconia Crowns are one of the most popular type of aesthetic dental crown which is widely used in contemporary dentistry. They are highly aesthetic and also have great mechanical strength, which allows us to use them not only for front teeth, but also high load bearing areas such as molar teeth.
In Esdent Dental Centre Turkey, our expert dentists work in a great collaboration with our dental technicians. We prepare Zirconia crowns in the shortest durations in our in-clinic dental laboratory which is equipped with the latest technology 3D design and milling devices.
Zirconia crowns can be prepared in 3 different forms;
- Porcelain Veneered Zirconia Crowns
- Monolithic Zirconia Crowns
- Multilayered Zirconia Crowns
Porcelain Fused to Zirconia Crown is one of the most popular type of aesthetic dental crown which consists of porcelain layers applied over a zirconia base. Even though zirconia is a strong white metal and can be used solely without any additional porcelain, it may not provide the excellent aesthetics as porcelains do. Therefore, the combination of porcelain and zirconia used more commonly in aesthetically important areas. In this combination, zirconia base provides the durability and porcelain layers provide the great aesthetics.
Monolithic Zirconia Crowns are made of solid zirconia blocks, without any additional porcelain layers. The zirconia blocks are sold as either in the homogenous or multilayered form. Multilayered zirconia crowns provide excellent natural aesthetics compared to solid uniform zirconia crowns as their transparency is similar to a natural tooth.
Even though zirconia can be used solely without any additional porcelain layers on top, it may not provide the excellent aesthetics as porcelains do. Therefore, in Esdent Dental Centre Turkey, we use the combination of porcelain and zirconia more commonly in aesthetic cases. In this combination, zirconia base provides the durability and porcelain layers provide the great aesthetics.
We prepare zirconia crowns by milling the full-contour zirconia blocks on cad cam devices or by veneering a porcelain layer to front surface of the solid zirconia base in order to improve their aesthetic qualities. Also, multi-layered full-contour zirconia blocks provide excellent aesthetics that are almost as natural as a natural tooth. Both full-contour zirconia and porcelain-veneered zirconia crowns have highly aesthetic results. However, porcelain-veneered zirconia crowns are slightly less durable than full-contour zirconia crowns because they carry an additional layer which is bonded to them.
Unlike full porcelain crowns and PFM crowns, zirconia crowns can only be prepared by certain types of 3D milling devices. Most of the clinics use external labs for the preparation of these crowns. Therefore, it is hard for these clinics to collaborate with dental technicians during the design of the end product. In Esdent Dental Centre Turkey, our expert dentists and dental technicians collaborate during the design and milling stage of zirconia crowns in our in-house dental laboratory.
In Esdent Dental Centre Turkey, we complete a full smile makeover (8 upper jaw and 8 lower jaw) made with Porcelain Fused to Zirconia Crowns within only 4 days. We ask our patients to stay for an extra day for control appointment before travelling back to their country. Therefore, 5 full days in total are required for Porcelain Fused to Zirconia Smile Makeover in our clinic. Depending on the teeth numbers included in the treatment plan, treatment can take 1 day shorter or longer than this.
Porcelain Fused Zirconia Crowns are our gold standard for smile makeover and aesthetic cases. PFZ Crowns can be used for;
•Mild to moderate teeth crowding in front teeth. If teeth healthy and have good shape, orthodontic treatment should be considered first.
•Smile makeover cases.
•Teeth with large and deep caries.
•Teeth which were restored heavily in past.
•Diastema closure (Gaps between teeth).
Advantages of Porcelain Fused to Zirconia Crowns:
•Provides excellent aesthetics. Our technicians use multiple layers on top of zirconia base to achieve a highly aesthetic and natural results.
•Stronger than laminate veneers. Can be used in short partially edentulous (without teeth) areas as bridges to replace missing teeth.
•Can be used to fix mild to moderate crowding of teeth.
•Provides good support to highly damaged tooth.
Disadvantages of Porcelain Fused to Zirconia Crowns:
•Requires extra tooth tissue removal all around the visible part of a tooth.
•Teeth may require root canal treatment especially during the correction of moderate teeth crowding.
In Esdent Dental Centre Turkey, we complete full-contour zirconia crowns in only 3 days and porcelain veneered crowns in 4 days. However, we recommend our patients to stay for an extra night which is included in the quotation for a last check. We explained the appointments below in details.
1- First Appointment: Tooth Preparation and Impression Taking
Prior to starting the tooth preparation, our dentists apply a local anaesthetic area to prevent any pain or discomfort. After the numbness is achieved in 5 to 10 minutes, our dentists start reducing the tooth surfaces. Our dentists take extra care during this procedure to prevent any tooth pulp damage caused by over-reduction or over-heating. This procedure takes around 5 to 10 minutes for each tooth.
When our dentists complete the teeth preparation stage, they take an impression of your teeth with silicone based impression materials. After that, we transfer your impressions to our in-house dental laboratory.
Once this stage is completed, our team will drop you back to your hotel to sleep the treatment off.
2- 3D Designing & Temporary Crowns
Temporary crowns are plastic prototypes of your permanent zirconia crowns. After tooth preparation, your teeth are very likely to be sensitive. Therefore, we get the temporary crowns ready in the same evening of the first appointment.
Once the lab receives the impression of your teeth, the digital scanning stage begins. This stage allows us to transfer the actual model of your prepared teeth to the digital environment. Scanning stage is followed by 3D designing of your temporary teeth on computer. Our dentists and dental technicians collaborate during the design stage to manufacture the temporary crowns in a way that they will be highly aesthetic and in a perfect harmony with your intact teeth. Our patients are welcome to join this stage to bring up their special requests about their teeth.
3- Second Appointment: Mock-Up Stage
In the evening of the first visit, the dentist cements the temporary crowns to your teeth. Temporary crowns give us an idea about how the end-work zirconia crowns will look on your teeth. This stage is very beneficial since it enables us to assess the temporary crowns look and make necessary adjustments as desired by our patients. Once we achieve the desired look, it is transferred to the permanent zirconia crowns design.
4- Third Appointment: Trial of The Zirconia Base
In this appointment, we remove the temporary crowns to assess the fitting zirconia base to your teeth. We examine any possible premature contacts and make any other necessary adjustments on the permanent zirconia base. This procedures usually takes around 15 to 45 minutes. After that, our dentists re-cement the temporary crowns and send the zirconia base to our in-house dental laboratory. We bypass this stage when we are manufacturing full-contour zirconia crowns.
5- Fourth Appointment: Permanent Cementation of Zirconia Crowns
Our expert dental technicians applies a porcelain layer on top of the zirconia base in order to improve the aesthetics. Once this is complete in the lab, we place your dental crowns to your teeth without cementing them. We assess their fit and look for a last time so we can make any adjustments before the permanent crown cementation.
After the cementation, we check once more for the premature contacts as patients feel it better after the permanent cementation.
6- Fifth Appointment: Last Control
We advise our patients to stay for an extra night so that we can make any extra adjustments when necessary.
A single Porcelain Fused to zirconia crown costs £195 in Esdent Dental Centre Turkey. We provide free 5 star accommodation and VIP car transfers for smile makeover packages.
Single jaw Porcelain Fused to Zirconia Smile Makeover Package in Turkey:
8 upper jaw PFZ Crown costs £1560 including 5 star hotel and VIP transfers.
Full Smile Makeover with Porcelain Fused to Zirconia Crowns in Turkey:
8 upper jaw and 8 lower jaw Porcelain Fused to Zirconia crowns cost £3120 including 5 star hotel and VIP transfers.
Tooth preparation for zirconia crowns are aerosol-producing procedures. The hand-piece that dentists use during the tooth preparation sprays water in order to prevent over-heating of the tooth. Covid-19 can spread with aerosols and therefore zirconia crowns procedure is considered as a risky procedure.
We’ve been adopting to the new normal. From 1st of June 2020, we have started all our dental care procedures and VIP services. We take extra care to prevent the spread of coronavirus as following.
- We placed UV lights to all our treatment rooms. We leave them open for 30 minutes after each patient.
- We measure our patients’ temperature before they get in our clinic.
- Excluding children and handicapped patients, companions are not allowed to the inside of the clinic.