Zirconia Crowns in Turkey

Dental crowns
zirconia crowns

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
Porcelaın Veneered 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

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.

Frequently asked questions
How are zirconia crowns prepared?

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.

How long do i need to stay in turkey for zirconia crowns?

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.

What are they used for?

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.
•Chipped Teeth.
•Diastema closure (Gaps between teeth).

What are the advantages and disadvantages of zirconia crowns?

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.
•Non-reversible procedure.
•Teeth may require root canal treatment especially during the correction of moderate teeth crowding.

What are the treatment stages of zirconia crowns procedure?

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- 1st Appointment: Tooth Preparation and Impression Taking (Day 1)

Prior to starting the tooth preparation, we take initial photos and preoperative 3D scans with our intraoral scanner, which will be used during the design stage of your new teeth. After this, our dentists apply local anaesthetic to prevent any pain or discomfort during the tooth preparation. After the numbness is achieved within 5 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 3D impression of your teeth with intraoral 3D scanner. As soon as the impressions are taken, we transfer your scan files to our in-house dental laboratory.

Once this stage is completed, our team will drop you back to your hotel to relax for a while.

2- 2nd Appointment: Designing & Temporary Crowns (Day 1)

Our dentists and dental technicians collaborate during the design stage of the prototypes of your new teeth. Once our team manufacture the prototypes, your dentist will fit them on your teeth and check if there are any flaws on the design. At this stage, you will have a chance to tell your opinions about the design and discuss if you would like any changes on it. After tooth preparation, your teeth are very likely to be sensitive. Therefore, we get the temporary crowns ready in the same day with the first appointment.

3- 3rd Appointment: Permanent Cementation of Zirconia Crowns (Day 3)

After evaluating the design on the prototype and applying the necessary/requested changes, we start preparing the permanent crowns. Once the permanent zirconia crowns are ready, we place them on 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- 4th Appointment: Last Controls (Day 4)

At this stage, our dentists make a last check on your teeth before you travel back to your country with your new & highly aesthetic crowns.. We advise our patients to stay for an extra night so that we can make any extra adjustments when necessary.

How much do zirconia crowns cost in Turkey?

A single Zirconia crown costs £150 in Esdent Dental Centre Turkey. We provide free accommodation and airport transfers for smile makeover packages.

Single jaw Zirconia Smile Makeover Package Price in Turkey:

10 upper jaw Zirconia crowns cost £1500 including accommodation and airport transfers.

Full Smile Makeover with Zirconia Crowns Package Price in Turkey:

10 upper jaw and 10 lower jaw Porcelain Fused to Zirconia crowns cost £2750 including accommodation and airport transfers.

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