Affordable NHS dental treatments are becoming increasingly difficult to reach in the UK while at the same time the costs of private dentistry are becoming more and more expensive. Therefore, a growing number of the British patients are looking for alternatives such as dental tourism. A wide range of high quality dental treatments in Poland is available at prices significantly lower than in the Western Europe. And what is more, it also provides an opportunity to spend your perfect holidays abroad.
One of the most popular dental services provided in Poland is dental prosthetics. Dental crowns Poland and dental bridges Poland are the most popular dental prosthetic procedures, which give you immediate results of the dental treatment. It is a permanent and highly comfortable kind of prosthetic restoration. Dental crown is a tooth-shaped “cap” that is installed over a tooth and entirely cover a damaged tooth. Crowns and bridges (a sort of a crown replacing more than one missing tooth by filling the empty space between the teeth) are placed on existing teeth or teeth implants. Thanks to dental crowns you can improve the overall looks of your teeth (the color and shape and sometimes also the bite occlusion). The service is also available in many financial options, depending on your needs and the kind of materials you will choose for your crowns or bridges.
To help you choose the most convenient dental crowns offer, we have prepared a short guide containing major types and materials of crowns and bridges together with their prices available in our best dental clinics in Poland.
Dental crowns – porcelain fused to metal (PFM)
This type of dental crowns is the cheapest option of this kind of treatment. The crown is made of both metal and porcelain materials. The metal alloy is used to create a thin thimble-like cap that fits over the tooth. As for porcelain part it is fused to the metal substructure and it forms the overall shape of the dental crown. The porcelain gives also a white, natural-look of your new tooth.
Advantages of PFM crowns
- The metal substructure of a porcelain-fused-to-metal crown gives it a greater strength than in the case of all-ceramic crowns and provides a long-lasting effect.
- thanks to the metal substructure PFM crowns provide a more tight fit over the tooth than other types of crowns.
Disadvantages of PFM crowns
- Overall teeth appearance. A more natural look is provided by the full-porcelain crowns. A PFM crown is made of a thinner porcelain layer, through which the metal part can be seen. This type of crowns requires more precision and skills while making the metal part. There is one more difficulty associated with porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns. It is the edge of their metal substructure which have to be masked or hidden. Fortunately, dentists have a couple of ways to handle this difficulty.
- Although it happens relatively rarely, sometimes the porcelain part of a PFM crown may fracture or separate from its underlying metal substructure. Fortunately, such a damage is usually very easy to fix and is usually covered by the warranty.
Porcelain-fused-to-metal dental crowns – before and after treatments
Prices of porcelain fused to metal crowns in Poland:
|Prices of porcelain fused to metal crowns in Poland:
|Dental clinic in Lublin, PFM crown from £102
|Dental clinic in Krakow, PFM crown from £122
|Dental clinic in Gdansk, PFM crown from £126
|Dental clinic in Szczecin, PFM crown from £130
|Dental clinic in Lodz, PFM crown from £132
|Dental clinic in Wroclaw, PFM crown from £136
|Dental clinic in Poznan, PFM crown from £159
Dental crowns – Porcelain fused to gold type
Porcelain-fused-to-gold crowns are the best solution for people with extensive cavities and the teeth deeply broken or destroyed by tooth decay. This kind of dental crowns will strengthen your tooth and correct its shape and color. They are very resistant to the bad effects of chewing forces.
Porcelain-fused-to-gold dental crowns provide excellent aesthetics. They are an alternative to all-ceramic crowns. The advantage is the gold material, which is invisible under the porcelain cover. Gold is biocompatible with the tissues of the teeth and has strong antibacterial properties, so it can eliminate the recurrence of decay. The yellow color of gold is more favorable than the silver-gray color of steel. These types of crowns are most often chosen by celebrities.
Porcelain-fused-to-gold dental crowns – before and after treatments
Porcelain fused to gold dental crowns’ cost:
Dental clinic in Katowice, prices from £126
Dental clinic in Krakow , prices from £175*
Dental clinic in Szczecin, prices from £233*
*Prices without the cost of the gold material which depends on the current price of gold
Full-porcelain dental crowns
The biggest advantage of full-porcelain dental crowns is that they provide better natural teeth color than any other kind of crowns. They also do not have any metal edges which can spoil the final effect of the treatment. All-ceramic crowns are the best choice for front teeth. An important feature of this type of crown is that the material does not cause any allergic reactions in contrast to metal. Patients often do not even know that they are allergic to it. Also in the case of the full-porcelain crowns, the current techniques allow for a single-visit crown placement. After preparing the patient’s tooth, the crown can be created immediately (it takes about 20 to 30 minutes) and then cemented into the right place.
However, porcelain crowns are not as strong as the PFM ones. All-ceramic crowns are generally considered to have weaker physical features like hardness or brittleness than the PFM crowns.
Full-porcelain dental crowns – before and after treatments
|Prices of full-porcelain dental crowns in Poland
|Dental clinic in Lublin, full porcelain crown from £203
|Dental clinic in Lodz, full porcelain crown from £203
|Dental clinic in Szczecin, full porcelain crown from £215
|Dental clinic in Szczecin, full porcelain crown from £215
|Dental clinic in Gdansk, full porcelain crown from £224
|Dental clinic in Krakow, full porcelain crown from £240
|Dental clinic in Poznan, full porcelain crown from £265
|Dental clinic in Warsaw, full porcelain crown from £292
|Dental clinic in Wroclaw, full porcelain crown from £290
Zirconium dental crowns
We all know Zirconia, or zirconium dioxide as cubic zirconia in our jewellery. But zirconia has also been applied in the production of all kinds of ceramics, including dental restorations. Zirconia crowns are an ideal base for porcelain because the bonding process between these materials is stronger even than the combination of porcelain with gold. This means that the porcelain is less likely to fracture away from the zirconia base. This type of crowns can also be colored to match the teeth and give a natural look of your smile.
Why is it the best choice of dental crowns?
- The crowns are strong and durable as the golden ones, but provide a better cosmetic effect
- Zirconia crowns are stronger and less likely to fracture than other types of crowns
- May be less expensive than gold or gold-based crowns
Potential drawbacks of Zirconia crowns
- Not suitable as veneers or other partial tooth restorations (inflexible material)
- May not be recommended to patients with metal allergies or sensitivities
Zirconia crowns – before and after treatments
|Prices of zirconium dental crowns in Poland:
|Dental clinic in Swidnik:
Crown or Bridge ZIRKON (per tooth) 2 years guarranty from £159
Crown or Bridge ZIRKON (per tooth) 5 years guarranty from £248
Crown or Bridge ZIRKON (per tooth) life guarranty from £442
|Dental clinic in Gdansk, prices from £231
|Dental clinic in Lodz, prices from £241