Cost of Dental Crowns in Colombia

Metal Ceramic Crown $450
Porcelain Crown $590
Zirconia Crown $600

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Dental Crowns in Colombia (FAQs)

What is a dental crown?

A dental crown is a tooth-shaped "cap" that is placed over a tooth to restore its shape, size, strength, and/or to improve its appearance. The crowns, when cemented into place, fully encase the entire visible portion of a tooth that lies at and above the gum line. 

Why is a dental crown needed?

  • To protect a weak tooth from breaking or to hold together parts of a cracked tooth

  • To restore an already broken tooth or a tooth that has been severely worn down

  • To cover and support a tooth with a large filling when there isn't a lot of tooth left

  • To help restore a bite

  • To hold a dental bridge in place

  • To cover misshapen or severely discolored teeth

  • To cover a dental implant

How long will I have to be in Colombia to get dental crowns?

Dental Crowns are done in 2-5 business days, depending on quantity.

Can you tell me a little about the process of getting dental crowns?

  • Work is done in 2-3 sessions, each lasting 1-2 hours.

  • During the first appointment, you and the dentist will discuss your desired shape, size, spacing, and shade of dental crowns.

  • Based on this feedback, the dentist will create temporary dental crowns with a lighter, more flexible, but less durable material.

  • When you and the dentist are both happy with the temporaries, an impression will be made which will be used by the lab to custom create your permanent dental crowns.

  • Once they’re ready, you will return for a second appointment where the dentist will remove your temporaries and place the permanents.

Does it hurt to get a dental crown?

Treatment is pain-free, but every patient is different. Some feel no discomfort at all, while others may experience occasional sensitivity to hot and cold.

How long do dental crowns last?

Dental crowns last anywhere from 5 to 15 years. There are a variety of factors that can have an impact on crown life, such as your personal oral hygiene, the types of foods you eat, and habits such as teeth grinding and biting your fingernails.

Can a crowned tooth get cavity?

Crowns do not decay, but the underlying tooth can. Without proper oral hygiene, a new cavity (decay) may form. When this happens, your crown will no longer fit and may fall off. 

It’s important that you get your teeth and restorations (crowns, fillings, veneers) regularly checked for any signs of new cavities. With regular checkups and cleanings, you can prevent possible problems that may happen to the tooth underneath your crown.

How should I care for my temporary dental crown?

  • Avoid sticky, chewy foods like chewing gum and caramel, which have the potential of grabbing and pulling off the crown.

  • Minimize use of the side of your mouth with the temporary crown. Shift the bulk of your chewing to the other side of your mouth.

  • Avoid chewing hard foods (such as raw vegetables or hard breads), which could dislodge or break the crown.

  • Slide flossing material out-rather than lifting out-when cleaning your teeth. Lifting the floss out, as you normally would, might pull off the temporary crown.

How should I care for my permanent dental crown?

Crowns are treated just like any other tooth. Stick to your daily oral hygiene regimen of flossing, brushing, and mouthwash. Make sure to come in for your regular dental check-ups twice a year. 

What is a buildup?

A buildup is needed when the loss of tooth structure is such that it will not hold a crown so the tooth has to be “built up” with a material and then shaped so that a crown will adhere.

What is a post and core?

A post and core crown is a type of dental restoration required where there is an inadequate amount of sound tooth tissue remaining to retain a conventional crown on a tooth that has had a root canal. A post is cemented into a prepared root canal, which retains a core restoration, which retains the final crown.

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