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Dental Crown

Cost of a dental crown

USA AUD1561.00
UK AUD1308.00
Australia AUD1100.00
Thailand AUD339.00
Turkey AUD285.00
Mexico AUD222.00
* Prices start from and are subject to change

Dental Crown

Dental

What is a crown?

A crown is a tooth-shaped cover placed over a tooth that is badly damaged or decayed. Crowns can be made out of metal, porcelain fused to metal (PFM), or ceramic. The more common types are PFM and ceramic crowns as they are usually the same colour as your natural teeth and look just like normal teeth.

A ceramic crown is preferred for its longer lasting, aesthetic qualities. A popular type of all-ceramic crown is a zirconia crown, which patients generally prefer for their front teeth as it has an appealing translucent colour which is combined with extra strength and durability. Ceramic is a top-grade material which has been harvested for its toughness, durability, and opaque qualities which makes it a highly prized crown.

PFM crowns, also known as full-cast crowns, are the most preferred type of crowns as they easily match the colour of the adjacent teeth better than metallic crowns. PFM crowns have porcelain fused on all, or most parts of the tooth. Metal alloys with a high melting temperature are used to fuse porcelain to the surface which prevents the metal from melting. This ensures the porcelain bonds do not change its colour. When the tooth is prepared, a large part of the tooth tissue is removed to make space for the porcelain, as well as the metal. PFM crowns are not suitable for patients with receding gums, as the porcelain can start to show quite distinctively. It is best to consult with your dentist to determine which type of dental bridge most closely meets your needs and requirements.

This procedure is not recommended for patients who have unsuitable roots or bone support.

The procedure

You will have an initial consultation with your dentist to discuss the suitability of the procedure, to communicate your desired goal, discuss options, and discuss the procedure. Sometimes, your tooth may require a root canal treatment before affixing the crown. A root canal treatment may be needed prior to your dental crown being affixed.

There are usually two appointments involved to complete the fitting of your dental crown(s). At your first appointment, if a root canal treatment is required, that will be undertaken first. Following that, your dentist will reduce your tooth to a stump which the crown can be cemented onto. A mould of your mouth will be taken so that the crown can be specially made in a laboratory. Your first appointment will usually last for about 1-hour. If a root canal treatment is required, this could take longer. At your second appointment, which is usually scheduled for a few days later, you will be given a local anaesthetic and your dental crown(s) will be cemented into place. Your second appointment will usually last for about 1-hour.

You should avoid eating on the dental crown immediately post-procedure, and certain foods which are hard or chewy should be avoided long-term as it could cause the dental crown to come loose. Most patients do not suffer a lot of discomfort following a dental crown fitting, however, if a root canal treatment was not done as part of the procedure, you may experience some additional sensitivity for a period of time post-procedure. If your dental crown continues to feel uncomfortable after the first week, you may need to have it adjusted. You are usually able to return to work immediately post-procedure.

How do I find the right dentist?

The best way is to speak to a few dentists, look up their reviews and find out which dentist you are most comfortable with. At Holiday Health, we can connect you to reputable and reliable dentists. We strongly suggest you take into consideration that the dentist you choose:

  • is reputable and trustworthy;
  • has a proven track record;
  • is registered with or accredited by their local government or the governing medical body or association;
  • has never been disqualified from practising anywhere in the world;
  • has never been found guilty of endangering a patient’s life; and
  • has never been found guilty of malpractice.

You should also include any preferences you might have. For example, you might be more comfortable with a female dentist, or someone who has more experience.

 

Important 

Before your procedure, you will have the opportunity to discuss your goals and the results you would like to achieve with your dentist. Communication is vital in reaching your goals. Ensure you communicate your vision clearly to your dentist and re-confirm the intended procedure to ensure there is no miscommunication. Your dentist will work with you to reach an understanding about what you can expect from this procedure, and what long-term benefits and side-effects you may experience. Every patient is different, and your dentist will choose the surgical technique and treatment plan that is right for you.

Your dentist will give you specific instructions on how to prepare for surgery, including guidelines on eating and drinking, smoking, and which vitamins and medications should be taken or avoided.

Please note. The information found on this website is purely for educational purposes only and should not be relied upon for its exactness or for its accuracy for your specific situation and/or for your specific procedure. The information provided is not a substitute for advice from your dentist as it may not contain all the known facts, risks and side effects of this procedure. Please consult with your dentist about your personal circumstances and about your personal procedure / treatment plan. We take no responsibility for any misinformation, inaccuracies, or for any loss or damage suffered by you in relation to the services we provide to you, or the information provided on our website.

Healthcare providers

Acibadem Adana Hospital Adana, Turkey

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  • Part of the Acibadem Healthcare Group
  • The radiation oncology department operates as a benchmark center for the Adana and Çukurova
  • 3km from Adana Şakirpaşa Airport
Acibadem Ankara Hospital Ankara, Turkey

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  • Part of the Acibadem Healthcare Group
  • State-of-the-art infrastructure and technology
  • 43km from Esenboğa International Airport
Acibadem Atakent University Hospital Istanbul, Turkey

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  • Part of the Acibadem Healthcare Group
  • Has a strong focus on cardiology, nuclear medicine, and oncology
  • 11km from Istanbul Ataturk Airport
Acibadem Bakırköy Hospital Istanbul, Turkey

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  • Part of the Acibadem Healthcare Group
  • Has highly experienced staff in general surgery, orthopaedics, urology, pediatric cardiology, and brain surgery
  • 8km from Istanbul Ataturk Airport
Acibadem Bodrum Hospital Bodrum, Turkey

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  • Part of the Acibadem Healthcare Group
  • Experienced cardiology team
  • 44km from Milas-Bodrum Airport
Acibadem Bursa Hospital Bursa, Turkey

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  • Part of the Acibadem Healthcare Group
  • One of the most advanced Oncology and Radiotherapy Center in Bursa, Turkey
  • 129km from Sabiha Gökçen International Airport
Acibadem Eskişehir Hospital Eskişehir, Turkey

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  • Part of the Acibadem Healthcare Group
  • Strong focus on cardiology, oncology, orthopaedics and pediatrics
  • 119km from Zafer Airport
Acibadem Fulya Hospital Istanbul, Turkey

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  • Part of the Acibadem Healthcare Group
  • Specializes in sports medicine, orthopaedics, physical therapy and traumatology
  • 22km from Istanbul Ataturk Airport
Acibadem International Hospital Istanbul, Turkey

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  • Part of the Acibadem Healthcare Group
  • A world-class leading hospital renowned with foreign patients
  • 7km from Istanbul Ataturk Airport
Acibadem Kadıköy Hospital Istanbul, Turkey

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  • Part of the Acibadem Healthcare Group
  • Specializes in IVF and risky pregnancies
  • 32km from Istanbul Ataturk Airport
Acibadem Kayseri Hospital Kayseri, Turkey

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  • Part of the Acibadem Healthcare Group
  • The Cancer reference center for the Central Anatolian Region in Turkey
  • 6km from Erkilet International Airport
Acibadem Kocaeli Hospital Izmit, Turkey

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  • Part of the Acibadem Healthcare Group
  • A reference center for childbirth in the Kocaeli and Gebze region of Turkey
  • 69km from Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport
Acibadem Kozyatağı Hospital Istanbul, Turkey

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  • Part of the Acibadem Healthcare Group
  • Specializes in neurological science and oncology
  • 32km from Sabiha Gökçen International Airport
Acibadem Maslak Hospital Istanbul, Turkey

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  • Part of the Acibadem Healthcare Group
  • A reference center for cancer treatment
  • 32km from Istanbul Ataturk Airport
Acibadem Taksim Hospital Istanbul, Turkey

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  • Part of the Acibadem Healthcare Group
  • Fully fledged hospital serving in all branches of medicine
  • 20km from Istanbul Ataturk Airport
Bangkok International Dental Center Bangkok, Thailand

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  • The first JCI accredited dental center in Thailand
  • Prides itself on a very high standard of patient care and dental services
  • 24km from Suvarnabhumi International Airport
Dentim Clinic Katowice, Poland

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  • Over 8,000 patients have trusted Dentim Clinic with their smiles and oral hygiene
  • Offer a lifetime guarantee on dental implants
  • 33km from Katowice International Airport
Gleneagles Hospital Kuala Lumpur Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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  • Part of the Parkway Pantai Limited group which treats approximately 14,000 international patients each year
  • Home to the first Leksell Gamma Knife Perfexion in Malaysia
  • 10km from Kuala Lumpur city centre
Noa Dental Clinic Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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  • Offers complimentary consultations
  • Prides itself on a very high standard of patient care and dental services
  • 10km from Dubai International Airport
Normah Medical Specialist Centre Kuching, Malaysia

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  • The first private hospital in Borneo to be granted the prestigious JCI accreditation
  • Operates as a not-for-profit organization
  • 16km from Kuching International Airport
Pantai Hospital Kuala Lumpur Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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  • Part of the Parkway Pantai Limited group which treats approximately 14,000 international patients each year
  • The hospital has a specialist Cancer Institute, Breast Care Centre, Eye Centre, Hand and Upper Limb Centre, Spine and Joint Centre, and Heart Centre
  • 8km from Kuala Lumpur city centre
Pantai Hospital Penang Penang, Malaysia

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  • Part of the Parkway Pantai Limited group which treats approximately 14,000 international patients each year
  • Has a specialist centre for the treatment of stroke
  • 5km from Penang International Airport
Phuket Smile Signature Phuket, Thailand

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  • Part of the Smile Signature Dental Clinics group
  • One of the pioneers in the dental tourism sector in Thailand
  • 36km from Phuket International Airport
Raffles Hospital Singapore, Singapore

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  • Part of the Raffles Medical Group
  • Practise high standards in patient care
  • 19km from Singapore Changi Airport
Smile Signature Ratchadapisek Bangkok, Thailand

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  • Part of the Smile Signature Dental Clinics group
  • Specializes in full mouth restorations using dental implants
  • 650m from Bangkok’s Ratchadaphisek Train Station
Smile Signature Siam Square Bangkok, Thailand

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  • Part of the Smile Signature Dental Clinics group
  • Their dentists have international training in prestigious medical and dental schools in London and Los Angeles
  • 270m from Bangkok’s National Stadium Train Station

FAQs

The price of a crown varies. With the dental providers we work with, the price starts from AUD$285. 

A typical crown lasts for an average of 7-15 years. With proper dental care, your crown can last even longer, between 25-30 years.

  • Infection
  • Bleeding
  • Chip
  • Fracture
  • Colour or shape is not right
  • Periodontal disease
  • Dark line at the gum
  • The crown can come off – due to core or cement failure, or a root fracture
  • Tooth under the crown may experience decay
  • Surgical complications that may lead to death

There may be other potential risks involved when undergoing a dental crown procedure. Please discuss them further with your dentist.

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