How Does A Dental Crown Work?

How Does A Dental Crown Work?

How Does A Dental Crown Work?

Missing or broken teeth can cause many different problems such as eating difficulties, dental hygiene issues, as well as problems with confidence and self-esteem.

Dental crowns are an effective and affordable treatment that help to fix, strengthen and improve the appearance of damaged or missing teeth preventing any future dental issues from occurring.

Dr. Carmen Anastasiu explains the dental crown treatment in more detail in this video including the treatment timeline and the next steps.

What Are Dental Crowns?

What Are Dental Crowns?

What Are Dental Crowns?

Dental crowns are a common treatment used to strengthen damaged or broken teeth without looking out of place.

They consist of a small “cap” that is added to the top of the damaged tooth and are usually made from porcelain, however, a variety of different materials are available depending on your individual requirements.

All our dental crowns are made from casts of your original teeth to ensure that they don’t look out of place and are fixed with dental cement to ensure they are permanent.

How Much Do Dental Crowns Cost?

How Much Do Dental Crowns Cost?

How Much Do Dental Crowns Cost?

A dental crown costs between €450-€500 per tooth. This price depends on the type of material used in the crown - zirconia or emax.

Find out more about the cost of our dental crowns on our price list page.

We also offer payment plans on treatments over €1,000. Check out our payment plan page for more information.

Benefits of Dental Crowns

Fix, Strengthen And Improve The Appearance Of A Damaged Or Missing Tooth

Improved Feeling Of Confidence

Visit Our Smile Gallery To See Our Dental Crown Before And Afters!

Available In Both Our Dublin and Limerick Clinics

Cover A Discoloured Tooth

Restore Your Tooth To It's Natural Shape And Size

Support a Tooth That Has Been Damaged By Decay

Dramatically Improve Your Smile :)

How Does The Dental Crown Process Work?

  • Your Initial Consultation
  • Preparing Your Teeth
  • Fitting Your Crown
  • Further Dental Crown Resources
Your Initial Consultation
Your Initial Consultation

Your Initial Consultation

Once you make an appointment with 3Dental, the dentist will discuss the various options available to you.

This will include discussing the suitability of the material of the crown to suit your needs.

Preparing Your Teeth
Preparing Your Teeth

Preparing Your Teeth

An appointment will then be set for you to have your teeth prepared for the crowns. An impression will then be taken of the teeth. This will be used in the lab to fabricated your custom teeth.

The dentist will then give you a temporary crown so that you don’t have unsightly gaps or prepared teeth.

Fitting Your Crown
Fitting Your Crown

Fitting Your Crown

Once your crowns and bridges are complete the dentist will then arrange an appointment to fit them.

All going well the process can be completed in 2 or 3 weeks.

Further Dental Crown Resources
Further Dental Crown Resources

Further Dental Crown Resources

We want to make sure you have all the information you need to help you take the next step. 

So for further information, please check out:

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Commonly Asked Questions

How much is a crown without insurance?

A crown starts from €450 per tooth.

Why do I need a crown after my tooth had a root canal treatment?

After a root canal treatment, the tooth becomes weaker due to the nerve being removed.

A dental crown is a cap that surrounds the tooth and reinforces the structure of a weakened tooth.

How much does a crown cost for a tooth?

Dental crowns starts from €450 per tooth.

Some other treatments might be required before the crown, like a root canal or a post and core, which would increase the price.

Should I have crowns or veneers placed on my front teeth for cosmetic appearance?

This is dependent on the position and health of your teeth.

A veneer is a thin shell placed on the front surface and a crown is a cap that is placed over the entire tooth.

Your dentist can discuss which you will require at your free consultation.

Is it painful to have a crown put on your tooth?

Absolutely not. The dentist will gently numb the area beforehand, so you won't feel any pain or discomfort during the procedure.

After the crown is fitted, it should feel like a natural tooth.

What materials are the crowns made from?

At 3Dental, our crowns are made in our own high-tech dental laboratory. Your dentist will choose the material best suited to you for aesthetics and function.

We provide EMAX and Zirconia crowns.

EMAX crowns are layered with porcelain and have an excellent strength.

Zirconia crowns are made of pure zirconia which is an extremely strong material.

Can I whiten my crowns?

Unfortunately, it is not possible to whiten dental crowns. Before placing dental crowns, you can whiten the rest of your teeth and the shade of your crowns can be matched to your whitened teeth.

Your crowns, like your teeth, can stain from smoking, red wine and coffee – a visit to one of our hygienists for a polish will help remove any stains.  

How long is a crown supposed to last?

It is very unpredictable. In some patients, it can last forever.

However, if natural teeth can break, so can a crown - so it depends on many factors.

At 3Dental we offer 5 years warranty on our crowns.

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