Dental Crown

Dental Crown

Dental crown is a tooth shaped coating placed on a reduced tooth, made from materials such as porcelain or zirconium. They can be used to change the appearance of the teeth and to strengthen them.

When is it necessary to have dental crowns?

  • Preserve weak teeth due to cavity
  • Restore weak or broken teeth
  • Support teeth that have filling inside
  • Keep dental bridge inside the mouth
  • Fix color and shape problems
  • Cover and protect dental implant

What are the types of dental crowns?

They can be classified according to their materials. Nowadays the most popular versions of it are porcelain fused to metal crowns and full ceramic crowns.

Porcelain Crowns: It is a dental crown filled with metal placed onto a reduced tooth. It has a strong structure thanks to the support of metal placed inside, but as it is likely to give a different color to the gums, it is not preferred as widely.

Zirconia Crowns: It is widely preferred nowadays. It has a strong structure that can not be damaged easily. It has a high compatibility with gums and does not stain, or give any grey-ish shade.

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Dental Crown Operations Overview



Duration of Intervention

0-1 Hours

Return to Social Life

1 Day

Average Pain

0-1 **

*It is for informational purposes only, be sure to consult your doctor for diagnosis and treatment.

**Pain rating scale: from 0 = absence to 5 maximum pain.


  1. 1
    Does the color of zirconia crowns change within time?

    Thanks to its smooth surface, it does not allow any dental plaque. Therefore it is not affected by smoking or coffee, tea etc. It keeps its original color.

  2. 2
    How long do zirconia crowns last?

    Our teeth are alive and within time they may have deformities in shape, whereas zirconia does not get affected and it can be used for a lifetime.

  3. 3
    Would it damage my teeth if I was to change them?

    Zirconia crowns are removed by cutting into, therefore it does not create any discomfort, nor damage the dental tissues.

  4. 4
    What is the ideal age to have dental crowns?

    They can be done anytime. However, during the developmental stage as the chin bones still develop, they need to be changed therefore it is not recommended before developmental period is over.

  5. 5
    Which one is stronger in dental crowns? Zirconia or porcelain?

    It is a fact that zirconia crowns are stronger than porcelain ones and they hold their shapes better.

  6. 6
    Can it break apart or fall off?

    It can be broken by a strong force or hit but this chance is the same with a break of natural tooth. Most of the time it is possible to repair it in clinical environment. If the tooth inside the crown decays, then it may fall off.

  7. 7
    Do zirconia crowns have any disadvantage?

    If the patient has missing teeth in the back of the mouth, it is not recommended to have zirconia crowns for the remaining teeth.

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