What is a Dental Crown? Procedure and Cost Abroad

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About Dental Crown

Dental Crown

A crown can be used to save a damaged tooth by completely encircling it. In order to attach a crown, the tooth is reduced to a stump which the crown can be cemented onto. Many clinics specialize in natural looking, tooth-colored materials, and patients can choose from a range of materials to suit their budget.

A common option for crowns and bridges is porcelain fused to metal (PFM). These are affordable, and have some of the strength associated with a metal prosthetic, as well as the natural look of porcelain crowns. There is just a small metal rim which is difficult to notice, particularly on back teeth.

For front teeth, patients may wish to pay a little more for full porcelain or zirconia options which are tooth-colored throughout.

Recommended for
  • Large cavity
  • Teeth needing root canal treatment
  • Broken or damaged teeth

Time requirements

Average length of stay abroad
1 weeks. The time required depends on how long is needed to create the crown or crowns in the laboratory. Clinics with an in-house lab are usually quicker.
Dental Crown

Crowns can help to salvage a damaged and decayed tooth.

Time requirements

Average length of stay abroad 1 weeks. The time required depends on how long is needed to create the crown or crowns in the laboratory. Clinics with an in-house lab are usually quicker.

Time requirements

Average length of stay abroad 1 weeks.

The time required depends on how long is needed to create the crown or crowns in the laboratory. Clinics with an in-house lab are usually quicker.

Dental Crown
Crowns can help to salvage a damaged and decayed tooth.

Compare Dental Crown prices around the world

United Kingdom $ 837
United States $ 772
Costa Rica $ 300
Thailand $ 200
Mexico $ 180
Poland $ 143
Hungary $ 138

Source: Medigo prices

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How to find quality treatment abroad

Every year, close to 14 million patients travel worldwide for the purpose of receiving medical care. At MEDIGO, we provide our patients with access to the top clinics and doctors around the world. To discover where the best Dental Crown clinics are for you, contact MEDIGO below to talk to us in complete confidence.

200000

Patients who used MEDIGO

1200

Clinics across 35 countries

195

Countries represented by MEDIGO patients

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Languages spoken at MEDIGO
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Before Dental Crown abroad

Sometimes the tooth may require root canal treatment first. This means tissue in the roots of the tooth is removed, and a filling or post and core is applied.

How is it performed

The dentist will reduce the size of the tooth, so that the crown can be fitted on top. Then they will take a mould of the mouth so that the crown can be custom made in the laboratory. This will take a few days, and at your next appointment the crown will be cemented into place.

Materials

Crowns are available in a range of materials. The standard crown type is porcelain fused to metal or PFM. These are mostly tooth-colored, but offer the added strength of a metal base. As the metal can sometimes be visible, some people prefer full porcelain or zirconia crowns, especially for front teeth. Some clinics offer gold crowns which are very sturdy and long-lasting, however, in terms of esthetics and costs, many patients choose alternatives as they cost a lot more based on gold used per gram.

Anesthesia

Local anesthetic (usually).

Procedure duration

Preparing the tooth, taking a mould and fitting a temporary crown usually takes around one hour. At your next appointment, the crown will be fitted. As the tooth needs to be cleaned and dried, cement applied and left to dry, the process can take around one hour.

Dental Crown
The tooth is reduced in size and the crown is fitted on top.

What to expect after Dental Crown

Post procedure care

Patients should avoid eating on the crown straight away. Certain things, such as hard or chewy sweets, should be avoided long-term, as the crown could come loose.

Possible discomfort

Most patients do not suffer with a lot of discomfort following a crown, however, if as part of the procedure, the patient's tooth is not treated with a root canal, the patient may experience some additional sensitivity for a period of time after the treatment.

Important things to know about Dental Crown

Not recommended for
  • Unsuitable root
  • Unsuitable bone support

Type of Dental Crown

Porcelain Crowns
Find clinics for Porcelain Crowns Last modified: 15/11/2019
Porcelain Fused to Metal (PFM) Crowns
Gold Crowns
Find clinics for Gold Crowns Last modified: 02/04/2018
Zirconia Crowns
Find clinics for Zirconia Crowns Last modified: 21/10/2019
Content last modified: 18/11/2019

Compare Dental Crown prices around the world

United Kingdom $ 837
United States $ 772
Costa Rica $ 300
Thailand $ 200
Mexico $ 180
Poland $ 143
Hungary $ 138

Source: Medigo prices

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213 clinics on MEDIGO offer Dental Crown

DentiNeo

Gdańsk, Poland

96

$ 232

Squirrel K

Gdynia, Poland

100

$ 143

Freer Dental

San José, Costa Rica

98

$ 500

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213 clinics on MEDIGO offer Dental Crown

DentiNeo

Gdańsk, Poland

96

$ 232

Squirrel K

Gdynia, Poland

100

$ 143

Freer Dental

San José, Costa Rica

98

$ 500

See all Dental Crown clinics

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