Ceramic or porcelain crowns – types and cost
The price of the dental crowns primarily depends on the material used. In addition, a lot depends on how fast is the production and the aesthetic requirements and the need for individualization of each crown. Therefore, the price of a temporary dental crown is always lower than the price of the definitive one. The price of a porecelain fused to metal crown (PFM) is also lower than the price of a all ceramic crown, and even all ceramic crowns differ from each other in price depending on the method of production.
In order to give you a perfect smile, it is often necessary to do a preliminary preparation of your teeth or gums. The price of the dental crown will be higher if there is a need for previous treatment or tooth augmentation. The price will be higher even if it is necessary to shape the edges of the gums around the teeth in order to achieve perfect harmony between the dental crown and the gums.
Generally speaking, the price of dental crown varies from 30 eur to 500 eur.
- price of temporary dental crown from 30 to 50 eur;
- price of PFM crown from 80 eur to 160 eur;
- price of all ceramic crown from 220 to 500 eur.
The price of the dental crown will certainly not be the first factor from which our medical team will start. Profession requires thinking primarily of patient well-being and a long-term health and aesthetically sustainable solution. Although our doctors will keep in mind the price, which should be acceptable, first of all the decision will be the result of a consultation with you.
Before any procedure and decision, you will receive a detailed examination and after that, together with the professional staff, make a decision on further steps and methods that will finally affect the total cost of dental crowns.
Because your smile is worth a lot.
Dental crowns – what is important?
You should know that dental crowns are long-lasting and will serve you for many years to come. It goes without saying that you want them to be done professionally and with quality and that you do not have any later problems. Unfortunately, the cost of solving problems caused by bad crowns is always higher.
So try not to choose a therapy only on the basis of lower prices, consider all aspects.
Maintenance of dental crowns
Maintaining oral and dental hygiene in people who have dental crowns should include:
- mandatory brushing with a soft or medium hard toothbrush in the morning and evening;
- Proper brushing technique is also important;
- use of interdental floss and brush;
- use of an oral irrigator at least once a day (preferably at bedtime);
- occasional rinsing of the mouth with a solution based on chlorhexidine, which reduces the number of bacteria in the mouth
What can happen if you do not properly maintain dental crowns?
In case you do not maintain the prescribed hygiene of dental crowns or bridges, caries will easily form just below the edge of the crown, which will cause inflammation of the dental pulp (pulpitis).
In addition to caries, the accumulation of plaque around the edge of the crown causes gingivitis and periodontitis (inflammation of the supporting apparatus of the tooth), which is difficult to treat. If periodontitis spreads, the abutment teeth will begin to wobble.
Dental crowns – duration and experience
The duration of dental crowns depends on you.
If you take care of oral hygiene, your dental crowns can last for more than 10 years.
The lifespan of dental crowns is very difficult to predict because it is directly related to the patient’s oral hygiene. The crown as such cannot get caries, but the root under it is still as susceptible as before. With proper hygiene and regular checkups, it can take 10 to 20 years. Dental crowns are “permanent” prosthetic solutions, and the very term “permanent” usually refers to a period of 10 years.
Experiences regarding dental crowns differ significantly from patient to patient, and depend on a number of factors such as the quality of the material from which the crowns are made, but also on the experience and dexterity of the dentist, properly made bite and connection with teeth in the opposite jaw.
In order to maximize the lifespan of dental crowns, it is important that you devote enough time and attention to oral hygiene every day and that you come for regular dental examinations.