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Dental Crown

Dental Crowns

Dental Crowns (also known as "tooth caps" or "teeth crowns") are ceramic or metal-based covers that create a healthy tooth-like appearance over the top of any tooth or dental implant & implant abutment.

While the preparation work and fitting of the final crown is done by a dentist or prosthodontist (restorative dentist) the actual crown is made in a dental lab by dental technicians or in the clinic using a 3D printing device.

Dental crowns are also used to cover gaps as a part of a dental tooth bridge.

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Choosing a suitable clinic for: Dental Crowns

Choosing a suitable dental clinic for Dental crowns starts with a correct dental diagnostics usually involving an OPG x-ray or CT-scan and bite analysis supported by the experience of a prosthodontist and their specialised dental team.

The treatment should be performed in a dental clinic using proven, high-grade crown materials such as zirconia or emax, and with an on-site dental lab for instant adjustments if possible.

As dental crowns are done in many regular dental clinics, it is also worthwhile looking at the level of comfort and extra services provided in your chosen dental clinic.

Temporary crowns should be provided for the time when you will be without a covered tooth, and at least a 5-year dental crown guarantee is expected in leading dental clinics.

Reported patient feedback from patients who have had dental crowns in your particular chosen dental clinic is worth looking at.

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Treatment Time for Dental Crowns

The time involved with patients needing dental crowns typically ranges from one hour to up to a few weeks depending on how many crowns are done and the type of material used.

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Clinic & Patient Outcomes for Dental Crowns

Dental Crowns restore damaged or unsightly teeth or are used to bridge gaps where there is a missing tooth to enable the patient to protect the tooth root, eat normally and have an improved aesthetics appearance.

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Success Rates for Dental Crowns

GCR looks at the long-term survival rate of dental crowns in patients and if the patient is continually free of pain, able to chew and pleased with the aesthetics.

The Worldwide average success rate for Dental Crowns: 87%-95%.

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Complication Rates for Dental Crowns

GCR looks at the number of dental crowns that have been fractured, come loose or failed to provide continual satisfaction for the patient.

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Cost of Dental Crowns

US average cost of dental crowns: $300-$2500

Results were taken from our 2017 assessment of 127,000 dental clinics who offer dental crowns in 126 countries where dental crowns are provided.

This is excluding consultation, diagnostics, models, the difficulty of the dental crown work done, medication, anaesthetic, dental hygiene session.