Dental crowns cost and advantages Medellin Colombia
How do I know I need a dental crown?
When a tooth is broken, has extensive decay, or a defective filling, but still has a healthy root, it can be restored. Many patients are worried about the cost, potential pain, and the time the treatment will take. At Dental Medellin, Dr. Camilo Aguirre advices patients not to put off necessary dental procedures out of fear or uncertainty. The problem gets more difficult and likely more expensive to solve with time.
A tooth subjected to extensive damage, not possible to be restored with a bonding technique, will need to have a crown placed. Crowns are also used following a root canal, when the tooth is cracked, when a cusp is broken, or when the tooth has a poor appearance. Crowns are also placed on top of dental implants that are used to replace missing teeth or to provide stability to teeth that are loose.
Dental crown procedure
The entire process for a dental crown typically takes two visits to the dentist’s office.
During the initial visit the tooth will be prepared for the crown. The process starts with the strengthening of the remaining structure by applying filling material when the tooth has been fractured or broken. Then the tooth will be shaped to have enough space for the crown.
Finally we take an impression of the prepared tooth and surrounding tissues to make a model for the lab to work on.
The crown will be created at a laboratory using the impressions and following the specifications we provide for the correct shade, shape and contacts. While the final crown is being created, the patient will receive a temporary crown to provide protection for the prepared tooth. Once the crown is ready, the patient will return to have the final crown placed.
How long does a dental crown last?
With proper care, the crown should last 15, 20 years or more.
Is a dental crown a painful procedure? With the use of local anesthesia, is pain free.
What is the cost of a dental crown?
As an average a dental crown made in porcelain fused to metal (PFM) cost in Colombia $850.000 or around U$340. Our cost at Dental Medellin is up to 40% lower: U$210 COP$590.000.
Cost of a Zirconia dental crown: Average in Colombia $1.000.000 or U$397. Cost of Zirconia dental crown at our Dental Medellin office: U$285
At Dental Medellin, we are dedicated to provide quality dental care over the principles of ethic, professionalism, and patient oriented service. Our entire team is committed to providing our patients from all over the world with gentle, friendly, and expert care.
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