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Our smiles are a powerful aspect of our appearance, shaping how we present ourselves to the world. Yet, over time, natural imperfections or wear and tear can diminish the pristine allure of our teeth. Which in turn can affect our self-assurance. This outcome is only natural when we consider our daily routines and what our teeth withstand on a daily basis. Rendering them weaker and prone to chipping and decay. This leads many of us to embark on a journey in search of a better smile, which often involves seeking effective dental treatments. Among these treatments, dental crowns stand out as a proven solution. At Vera Smile, we accompany many patients down their journeys by offering them the best dental crowns in Turkey. Restoring the physical integrity of their teeth, and arming them with perfect smiles to reignite the confidence that they have lost.

What Are Dental Crowns? 

A dental crown is a cap-shaped structure placed over damaged teeth to restore their aesthetics, function, and structure. Functioning like a snug hat, it encapsulates the entire tooth, providing strength and a natural appearance. Dentists commonly use crowns for smile makeovers, making them a widely embraced restorative option worldwide. To ensure a perfect fit, our dentists may need to remove a small amount of enamel before bonding the crown in place. This versatile solution not only enhances the appearance of compromised teeth but also contributes to a confident and revitalized smile.

There are many materials that dental technicians can use to craft Dental crowns in Turkey, let’s discover them together: 

Types Of Dental Crowns:  

At Vera Smile, we use different materials for our dental crowns, and we make sure to use the kind that fits your personal preferences and oral health needs. 

Metal Crowns

Metal crowns are the strongest type of crowns, they rarely chip or break and they represent the best option for durability. They can be crafted from various metals, like gold, nickel, palladium and chromium. Their strength comes at the expense of color-matching, as they only come in their original metallic color. At Vera Smile, we usually use metal crowns for out-of-sight molars, and it’s the preferred choice for our patients as well. 

Ceramic Crowns 

Ceramic crowns are one of our most famous dental crowns in Turkey, and that’s because of their ability to mimic the natural appearance of tooth enamel the most. These crowns are crafted using various ceramic materials, with zirconium dioxide being a popular and durable option, which is perfect for patients with metal allergies. Zirconium crowns are famous for their robust nature, as they can withstand heavier forces compared to other materials. As well as their quality of being gentle on the opposing teeth, which result in less enamel wear. 

Porcelain Crowns (PFM – Porcelain fused to metal) 

Porcelain-fused-to-metal (PFM) crowns are a seamless blend of the durability of metal with the natural aesthetics of porcelain. Our Vera smile dentists can expertly match these crowns to the shade of your existing teeth, ensuring a harmonious and natural appearance.

While porcelain crowns boast strength, they come with some considerations. Over time, the porcelain coating may chip, potentially revealing the metal beneath. Moreover, there’s a possibility of gradual enamel wear on the opposing teeth that come in contact with the crown during closure.

Despite these factors, Porcelain crowns offer lasting durability, nearly comparable to metal crowns. Remarkably versatile, they are suitable for restoring both front and back teeth, providing a reliable and aesthetically pleasing solution for a range of dental needs.

Composite Resin Crowns

Resin dental crowns, known for their cost-effectiveness, are generally more budget-friendly compared to other crown types. However, their affordability comes with a trade-off – they tend to be more fragile and prone to breakage when compared to sturdier alternatives like porcelain-fused-to-metal (PFM) crowns.

At Vera Smile, we employ resin crowns for temporary purposes, as they serve as a short-term solution. On average, their lifespan ranges from three to five years. 

Dental Crowns Process in Turkey

At Vera Smile, our process for dental crowns has been refined over the years to allow us to perform it as efficiently and effectively as possible. Making us one of the best dental clinics in Turkey. 

The procedure usually requires two appointments: 

First session: 

  • On your first visit to our clinic for your dental crowns in Istanbul, our expert dentists will run tests to evaluate the affected tooth and decide on the best option. We will examine the root of your tooth and take multiple X-rays to analyze the condition of your teeth. (If your root is affected or decaying, you might undergo a root canal treatment before the dental crown procedure can begin.) The design stage will commence following this assessment.
  • Once the process begins, we will remove a thin layer of the enamel, to make space for the new crown. You don’t have to worry, as this doesn’t make your tooth sensitive or prone to cavities. Then we fill it down from the sides nearest the gum, allowing for a stronger foundation for the new crown. If the remaining tooth is unsuitable, the material collected from the filing will be repurposed to create an anchor for the crown.
  • Once the reforming of the tooth is complete, we will create a mold for your dental crowns. Depending on your requirements, we can use digital scanning or a paste or putty to obtain the outline of the crown manually.
  • We then send the scans and design propositions to one of our partner offsite laboratories to manufacture the desired crowns. This could take up to five work days until the crown returns to our facility. We usually apply acrylic crowns to preserve the prepared tooth as a temporary alternative.

Second Visit: 

After we receive your new crowns from the lab, we will arrange for a second appointment, where we will remove your temporary crown and prepare for the new one. After we check for the shape, color, and fit of the crown, we commence the bonding process. We use high-quality dental cement to fix the dental crown in place, which ensures a durable bonding that withstands the wear and tear like a natural tooth does.  

Overall, the process is easy and pain-free. If we exclude the waiting time for the final crowns to be made, the process is relatively fast. However, If you rather not wait and prefer an even faster process, you can check our same-day dental crown treatment. 

Why choose Vera Smile for your dental crown treatment? 

Opting for Vera Smile for your dental crown treatment is a strategic choice, as we seamlessly blend expertise, unwavering quality, and personalized care. Our dentists, with the many years of experience under their belts, and driven by their passion for dentistry, ensure that your treatment is done with precision and love. 

What truly sets us apart is our exceptional quality while maintaining an approachable cost. Unlike pricier alternatives in other countries, our dental crown treatment in Turkey, despite it being budget-friendly, adheres to the same high standards, because we believe that everyone should be able to access affordable and quality healthcare. 

At Vera Smile, we don’t just invite you to change your smile, we also give you a chance to experience Istanbul, one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, and enjoy our vivid and enchanting Turkish culture. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the advantages of dental crowns? 

Dental crowns are the best solution to prolong the life of a natural tooth, without the need to completely replace it using a dental implant. Dental crowns can: 

  • Fix worn, broken, chipped, or decayed teeth
  • Protect teeth from the wear and tear of daily life use
  • Improve chewing and mouth structure
  • Enhance your smile and overall appearance 

What are the disadvantages of dental crowns? 

Despite their many advantages, dental crowns do come with some disadvantages as well. Most of which depend on the dentist’s experience and the quality of the materials used: 

  • Dental crowns require the removal of small area of the enamel
  • They might break or fracture over time
  • They might trap bacteria if not fitted properly, and cause decay or bad breath  
  • They can cause an allergic reaction 

How long does dental crowns in Turkey last? 

The average lifespan of dental crowns in Turkey is 5 to 15 years, provided that you practice good dental hygiene. 

What is the cost of dental crowns in Turkey?

The pricing structure for dental crowns in Turkey primarily depends on the chosen material for restoring your teeth. For instance, opting for a single metal-ceramic crown typically incurs a cost around 150-250$. Conversely, the more aesthetically appealing all-ceramic porcelain or zirconia crowns fall within the range of $400 to $1000. Notably, the overall expense of your dental crown treatment decreases if you’re opting for multiple crowns or combining them with additional procedures. At Vera Smile, regardless of the specific treatment plan, our dental crowns assure longevity, lasting for many years with proper care.

How long does it take to recover from a dental crown procedure? 

Following the crown’s placement, most people can resume their daily lives normally without any issues. You may experience some sensitivity during the first couple of weeks after the procedure. This is entirely natural, particularly to heat and cold. Some of our patients experience soreness or tenderness in their gums, which is a common side effect that can be easily remedied using over-the-counter pain relievers, which we usually offer to our patients in our all-inclusive packages.   

How can you take care of your teeth crowns? 

After having your dental crown treatment in Turkey, you should maintain some good oral hygiene habits to get the most out of your treatment: 

1. Brush your teeth a minimum of twice daily using a fluoride toothpaste and a soft-bristled toothbrush.

2. Incorporate daily flossing between your teeth into your oral hygiene routine.

3. Employ an antibacterial mouthwash to fend off dental plaque and harmful bacteria.

4. Steer clear of extremely hard, crunchy, or chewy foods to prevent undue stress on your crown.

5. If you experience teeth grinding or clenching (bruxism), consult your dentist about using a custom mouth guard for protection.

6. Ensure regular dental cleanings and exams to monitor and maintain the health of your dental crown.

What foods should you avoid after dental crown treatment?

It’s essential to steer clear of certain foods to safeguard your permanent or temporary crown. Avoid consuming items like ice cubes, extremely hard nuts, popcorn with kernels, and super sticky treats like taffy and caramels. These specific foods have the potential to cause damage or dislodge your crown. 

It’s also important to note that you should avoid certain behaviors that might jeopardize your crown, like opening a bottle with your teeth, or biting or hard surfaces…etc  

Can Turkish dental crowns be trusted?

As with any other industry, dental practices differ from one provider to the other, and unfortunately, some dental clinics in Turkey ignore quality standards and proper hygiene practices, to make as much profit as they can. While this is an exception, it is important to research and look for the best dental clinics before coming to Turkey, to avoid any complications. Fortunately, Vera Smile is one of the clinics that are committed to provide nothing less than the best dental treatments, this goes for our dental crowns as well. Being associated with Vera Clinic, we share the same values and reputation that we earned in the healthcare sector. 

What are the alternatives to dental crowns ?

Depending on your case, dental crowns might not be the ideal choice for you. Fortunately, other alternatives do exist: 

Inlays and Onlays

Occasionally, we may encounter a situation where a tooth is too damaged to accommodate a dental filling but remains too healthy for a completely new dental crown. In this case, dentists restore the tooth using inlays or onlays, which is a partial coverage restoration, made to fit a small part of the tooth like a puzzle piece. 


If your teeth show no signs of damage, such as decay, and your sole concerns revolve around aesthetics, then veneers may represent the best option for you. These custom-made ceramic shells seamlessly adhere to the front surfaces of your teeth. Veneers serve as a versatile solution, effectively concealing chips, cracks, and tooth discoloration

Dental Implants

If your tooth is severely decayed or broken, then a dental crown might not offer you the best outcome. Our dentists in this case recommend pulling the tooth out and replacing it with a dental implant. 

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