Dental Crowns

Restore broken, damaged teeth, and decayed old teeth, replace old caps and crowns with dental crowns in Budapest. Get a natural-looking, aesthetically please smile makeover and save up to 70% on treatment costs.  Dental crowns are the ultimate in restorative, cosmetic dentistry.  

AM I A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR DENTAL CROWNS?

  • You are physically healthy
  • You have one or more broken, cracked or fractured teeth
  • You have large dental fillings that need replacement
  • You have heavy tooth decay
  • You have teeth that have been root canal treated
  • You are missing one or more teeth
  • You have other cosmetic dental issues

At your consultation, our surgeon will evaluate you as to whether dental crowns are suitable for you. There are several factors, such as your medical history and current health status, that are very important.  While discussing your issues, you must have realistic expectations of what dental crowns are and what they can do.  The consultation with the dentist will enable you to come to an informed decision.

Dental Crowns Frequently Asked Questions

HOW LONG DO DENTAL CROWNS LAST?

The typical lifespan of a dental crown can be anywhere from 10-15 years or longer – depending on how well you take care of them.  Similar to your natural teeth, proper brushing and flossing are a must.  You should also avoid biting down on hard foods such as ice or hard nuts.  Crowns can break or be damaged, just like your natural teeth.

WHAT TYPES OF CROWNS ARE AVAILABLE?

There are several different options available when it comes to choosing a dental crown.  The most popular types of crowns are those that have either a metal or a zirconia base with ceramic porcelain covering.  Dental crown placement is either on top of an original tooth root or over a dental implant. Your dentist will discuss which type of dental crown is most suitable for you.

DOES A CROWNED TOOTH REQUIRE SPECIAL CARE?

Placing a porcelain crown, veneer or lumineer on top your original teeth or an implant does not relieve you from having to take care of your teeth.  We recommend regular brushing, flossing, and visits to the dentist.  The better the attention, the longer the crowns will last.  There is no special care that is needed to take care of your new dental crowns.

WHAT TYPES OF PROBLEMS CAN DEVELOP FROM HAVING CROWNS?

Complications arising from dental crowns are usually minimal.  Immediately after the fitting, you may feel a bit of sensitivity to hot and cold for the first few hours. Typically there is no pain.  Any pain would suggest that the fitting may be too high and that the crowns are pressing on the gums.  It’s essential to regularly check that the cement bonding of the dental crown hasn’t worn away to expose the underlying tooth to possible tooth decay.  It’s better to fix these issues early before any more significant problems begin.

WHAT MATERIALS ARE THE CROWNS MADE FROM?

As mentioned above, the most popular types of dental crowns today have either a metal or zirconia base and a ceramic porcelain overlay.  It’s also possible to have a dental crown made entirely of pressed porcelain.  The metal or zirconia base adds strength and durability to the cap, so it’s suitable for healthy chewing of the molars and premolars.

WHAT IS A POST?

If a damaged tooth goes beyond a certain point that it cannot support a crown by itself, it may need what is called a post.  The post is inserted into the weakened tooth to add support and strength to the dental crown.  With a post embedded, the tooth can act as a stable form for the dental crown to be attached.

IS THERE TOOTH SENSITIVITY AFTER HAVING CROWNS?

It can be that after the completion of the treatment, you have a bit of sensitivity to hot and cold for a few hours.  This will usually disappear on its own, quite quickly.  In some cases, there may also be a bit of original tooth that exposed above the gum line that can cause this sensitivity.  If this problem persists, we recommend you contact us as you may need to return to have a check-up.

HOW NOTICEABLE WILL THE CROWNS BE?

As discussed above, the two most common types of crowns used today are those made with either a metal or zirconia base and a ceramic porcelain overlay.  Both types of crowns give a very natural appearance to your face and smile and can make you look much younger.  While in consultation, the dentist will match the color or the new crowns best to your original teeth.  You will also have the option of choosing the color and shade you prefer.  Dental crowns can be made to suit your individual needs and desires.

WILL THE CROWN FEEL DIFFERENT THAN A REAL TOOTH?

No, all crowns covered with a porcelain finish will have the same feel as real teeth.  This is because the materials used are similar to that of a real tooth.  The color and shades can also be matched almost identically to your original teeth so that the crowns won’t look different either.

DOES IT HURT WHEN THE TEETH ARE BEING RESHAPED?

When having dental crowns placed, you will be given injections of local anesthetic before any dental work begins to prepare or file down the teeth.  The experience is quite similar to having a cavity filled.

DOES IT TAKE MORE THAN 2 VISITS TO HAVE THE CROWNS DONE?

In most cases, we can prepare dental crowns for you in just 4-5 days, and only 2-3 visits will be necessary.  However, with more extensive treatment involving extractions, root canal or dental implants, two or more visits to Budapest and the dentist may be required.  This will be discussed in entirety with the dentist at your consultation before treatment begins.

HOW LONG BEFORE I CAN EAT HARD FOODS AFTER THE CROWNS ARE PLACED?

It’s best to wait at least 24 hours before eating any hard or crunchy foods.  This will give adequate time for the cement to fully dry and bond.  Soft foods are the best bet during this initial period.

IS THERE A NEED FOR A BRIDGE WITH HAVING CROWNS?

In the case that an entire tooth or two teeth are missing next to each other, a bridge can be created to span over the gaps.  A bridge will improve the ability to chew, and smile and give you your confidence back.

IS THERE A CHANCE THE CROWN CAN BREAK?

Yes, crowns like natural teeth can break if not taken care of properly.  Eating the right types of foods and proper maintenance are the keys to making them last a long time.  We recommend you check in with your home dentist regularly to discuss long term crown care.

WILL THE NEW CROWNS AFFECT MY SPEECH?

Yes, with new crowns, you should immediately notice an improvement in your ability to pronounce vowels and consonant sounds and therefore speak better. You’ll also look younger and feel more confident.

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