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Dental Crowns in Turkey

Dental Crowns in Turkey
Dental Crowns in Turkey

Dental veneers or crowns treatment, also known as a type of dental restoration, is the process of covering the teeth with certain materials and bridges in terms of function and aesthetics. It is widely used in caries treatment, broken tooth fillings, tooth extraction, and caries treatment for functional purposes. It is also used for treatment purposes, especially in cases such as tooth decay, where the cavity cannot be filled and repaired.

If the teeth are discolored or have serious problems, dental veneers or crowns can be applied. Sometimes teeth need to be fixed before dental veneers can be made even though it is possible to get a dental veneer without any additional treatment. This is completely related to the treatment process of the person. Dentists who specialize in aesthetic dentistry decide after a comprehensive examination.

Dental Crowns Advantages

Since the dental prostheses are not 100% metallic, it is suitable for people with allergies, if it fits the teeth perfectly. The color of the veneer is the same as your front and back teeth due to its natural appearance. High light transmittance provides natural-looking teeth.

Before and After Dental Crown Treatment

Zirconium Crown Before After
Zirconium Crown Before After

Detailed examination and evaluation are required before starting the dental crown treatment in Turkey. Accordingly, treatment decisions are made. The prosthesis to be used is determined by the aestheticians after listening to your requests.

In our clinic, all dental prosthesis treatments are performed under local anesthesia. After the treatment, you should follow your dentist's recommendations and not delay your regular dental check-ups. This will extend the life of your dental prosthesis.

How is Crown/Veneer Treatment Done in Turkey?

Dental veneers and crowns, also known as aesthetic dentistry, are an ideal treatment method for people with fractures, abrasions, discoloration, and similar problems on the tooth surface. Metallic or non-metallic materials are used according to the general health condition and needs of the patient. Veneers and crowns can be made using various materials such as ceramic, porcelain, and zirconium.

Doctors who are experts in the field of aesthetic dentistry will analyze your teeth and perform a full examination before your dental treatment in Turkey. The type of treatment is decided according to the condition of your teeth. After measuring your teeth, your tailored dental prosthesis will be produced and applied.

Dental Crown Types

Metal and Porcelain Crowns

The metallic-ceramic crown is a type of dental treatment that is widely used today. Metallic porcelain crowns consist of a tooth-colored metal cap. The metal-ceramic crowns especially designed by dentists resemble a natural tooth. Thanks to its natural shape, it adapts perfectly to your neighboring teeth. In addition, the metal-ceramic crowns have a service life of more than 20 years.

Full Porcelain Veneer

All-porcelain crowns are not harmful to health. The full ceramic veneer is very similar to real teeth, just like porcelain metal veneer. That's why doctors recommend this type of veneer for anterior and posterior teeth and molars.

One of today's most popular solutions for patients who want to restore their teeth is all-ceramic crowns. In addition, using these veneers, dentists can design color, surface texture, and other features to exactly match the tooth material.

Porcelain Veneer Application

The porcelain veneer method involves bonding porcelain veneers to teeth. These special porcelain teeth, which are made according to everyone's tooth color and shape, are produced from top high-quality materials. Porcelain veneer applications are made as follows:

  • The tooth to be treated is cleaned by wiping with a special tool.

  • After the teeth are reshaped, the measurements are taken. This process is done by conventional casting or three-dimensional imaging technology.

  • The molds and the images taken are sent to the laboratory in the desired size and porcelain veneer production is started.

  • After the porcelain veneers are produced, the dentist will place the veneers in the patient's mouth.

  • If a problem occurs during the rehearsal and the problem cannot be resolved by the dentist, it is sent back to the laboratory to be corrected.

  • If there is no problem during the rehearsal and the dentist does not make minor corrections, the prosthesis will be sent to the laboratory for polishing.

  • Porcelain veneers obtained in their final form from the laboratory are applied with a special adhesive and the process is completed.

Zirconium Crowns

Zirconium is a white metal that is used in dental prostheses. Zirconium crown, which is preferred because it is a hard metal, gives a natural appearance to the teeth due to its light transmission feature. Dentists prefer zirconium crowns because they are no different from natural teeth and do not cause any damage.

Zirconium crown is a type of dental prosthesis made using zirconium dioxide, a very hard and almost unbreakable metal substance. Zirconium crowns are a new approach to dental restoration treatment which generally used for people who have worn-out or lost teeth.

Not only do they improve the appearance of the smile, or an uneven smile caused by tooth wear, but they also contribute to improving the function of the teeth. Zirconium crowns are made from safe porcelain and are also used for other medical purposes such as artificial joints due to their durability and strength.

How Long Do Zirconium Crowns Last?

The lifespan of the zirconium crown varies according to the situation. Zirconium crowns last longer than other materials and is not prone to cracking and fragmentation. A properly fitted zirconium crown will have a lifespan of 10 to 25 years.

It is very important to produce crowns from a good dental laboratory. With recent developments, laboratories are using technologies such as CAD-CAM and laser sintering to create more precise crowns.

Composite Veneers

Composite veneers are one of the main applications in cosmetic dentistry. Composite veneer does not damage the teeth; These are cosmetic and aesthetic restorations made with composite materials on the tooth surface to change the color and shape of the teeth, correct the defects, and give the teeth an aesthetic appearance.

Standard composite materials do not reflect light, appear dark and dull to light, therefore do not create an aesthetically pleasing appearance. However, the development of technology has also changed the materials used in dentistry and bonding materials that can imitate tooth enamel very well have begun to be produced.

Since the materials used for composite veneers are high-tech products, they have similar properties with the tooth structure. The more discolored normal teeth are, the more they change color on the lamellae. When the surface roughness is properly removed and polished, the possibility of staining is reduced. All the stains caused by external factors such as tea, tobacco, alcohol, coffee can be removed.

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