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Composite metal-ceramic crown or bridge

With the help of a crown a severely damaged tooth can be restored. The crowns will be turned like a protecting shell over the treated and prepared tooth. It will give the tooth back its natural shape and stability.

If there is a tooth missing then a bridge can be made around the tooth gap to close it firmly. This set of dentures spans the dental gap like a bridge across a river. The bridge elements thereby replace the missing teeth. The bridge is attached to the left and right side of the missing tooth and so it is firmly preserved. No healthy teeth should be available where the bridge is fixed; it is possible to use an implant or to close the gap with a partial denture.


Missing teeth not only affect appearance, but also impact the neighbouring healthy teeth. They can become longer or move and therefore the dental rows will not fit properly together. .



The most widely used crown is a metal-ceramic crown. It consists of a metal sleeve, ceramic layers that are covered with an appropriate shade. It does not look like a crown, but as a natural tooth.


For making and fitting a metal-ceramic crown 3 appointments at the dentist are necessary. Therefore a stay in Turkey must last for at least 7- 14 days.


1st Appointment:


After the local anesthesia is administered to the area around the tooth to be treated, the tooth is completely ground down a few millimeters.
Then an impression is made, according to which a crown is made at the laboratory. The colour of the crown is determined by the dental technician alongwith the dentist.

A crown is made in about 7 -14 days. During this period a temporary plastic crown is used.

2nd Appointment:

During this appointment the crown from the laboratory is tried on. In case if any changes have to be done, it is sent back to the laboratory and the patient has to continue with the plastic crown till the next appointment. Otherwise, the crown is attached to the tooth permanently.

3rd Appointment:

The temporary plastic crown is removed and the final crown is permanently fixed to the tooth.


Advantages of metal-ceramic crowns


      • Inexpensive
      • High stability
      • Long shelf life (many still intact metal-ceramic crowns are almost 20 years old)


Disadvantages of metal-ceramic crowns


      • A metal-ceramic crown does not look so natural in certain light conditions as an all-ceramic crown
      • If the gum goes back, the metallic edge is visible that is specifically in the anterior part which is at times bothersome
      • A metal-ceramic crown usually requires more tooth substance than an all-ceramic crown
      • A metal-ceramic crown, as the name suggests, contains metal

IMPORTANT: Please note that the offers of Medicus Reisen AG in Medical and health sector are not performed by Medicus Reisen AG itself. The Medicus Reisen AG is just the middleman for them. The Medicus Reisen AG is a travel company and does not conduct any kind of medical treatments. The Medicus Reisen AG provides its customers doctors and clinics at the respective holiday destinations.

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