A crown completely covers the visible part of a tooth.
It can be used for extremely broken teeth, teeth that have been repaired with a root canal, or to cover teeth that have been filled too much.
We’ll start by discussing all the treatment options with you. We then make an impression of your tooth before beginning treatment so we can create a perfectly adapted and attractive temporary crown to protect your tooth while the lab technician makes the permanent ceramic crown.
When a tooth is too decayed for conventional composite resin restoration or even an onlay, the dentist has no choice but to cover it with a crown. The crown protects the tooth and even restores its long-term strength and appearance.
The CHD uses crowns that are made in Switzerland (in Meyrin). They’re metal-free and 100% ceramic, offering an aesthetically pleasing appearance and better biocompatibility.
Let’s see how they work:
Your dentist will place the crown then do a check-up X-ray you’ll look at together. You’ll then see a hygienist to talk about the best way to properly clean your crown to make it last longer. Nothing should be left to chance!
On estimate after evaluation ~1200.-
You can pay by invoice and in instalments.
Ceramic crowns cost an average of 1,000 CHF.
Their price varies based on several factors, including:
The price of your crown includes laboratory costs. You will also need to pay about 140 CHF for a temporary crown.
Once your damaged tooth has been filed down to its final shape to accept the crown, it will need to be protected with a temporary crown.
In addition to protecting your tooth, your temporary crown will:
Finally, a single crown is usually a little more expensive than multiple crowns since it has to fit in perfectly with your entire smile, which means perfectly reproducing all the micro-imperfections in your surrounding teeth.
It is usually easier to achieve a perfect match across multiple crowns.
A crown is the best treatment option if your teeth are severely damaged or broken or have already undergone a root canal. If the damaged part of your tooth is too large compared to the remaining volume of your natural tooth, a crown is the best option for a solid, attractive, and long-lasting restoration.
Crowns are not appropriate for healthy teeth or even teeth with mid-sized cavities.
They can give you a beautiful smile and are virtually impossible to distinguish from your natural teeth.
In the past, crowns had a metal edge which made them highly visible.
We now offer only 100% ceramic crowns, which are virtually undetectable.
Modern crowns are also extremely strong, so they can stand up to even the toughest foods and are perfect for both back teeth (molars and premolars) and front teeth (incisors and canines).
In other words, your natural tooth is not removed, just covered. Your tooth retains its natural anchor in your bone.
A screw, or implant, is placed to replace the root of your natural tooth and the external, visible portion is replaced with a crown.
So a dental implant is really just a screw with a crown attached to it.
Your crown can be either cemented or screwed onto the implant. The second option is usually slightly more expensive but is also more practical since the crown can be unscrewed and the crown-implant interface can be examined as necessary.
Applying a crown usually takes 2 appointments:
Your dentist will also look at the teeth around your crown to ensure it matches them. In addition to matching their color, the crown should match their transparency or opacity, reflectiveness, and surface condition (smooth, grainy, wavy, etc.) and micro-imperfections to blend in seamlessly.
Your dentist will also create a temporary crown since the “stump” needs to be protected.
Finally, your dentist will use a scanner to take a 3D impression and email it to the lab.
The ceramicists will then draw your tooth in a 3D design application and use it to machine and manually finish your crown. All that work is done in our Meyrin laboratory.
Once it has been checked, your dentist will cement it with permanent cement and x-ray it to make sure there is no excess cement.
A follow-up appointment to check on your crown is often planned in the next few months.