When Do You Need Crowns & Bridges?

1. What is porcelain crown?

Cosmetic porcelain crowns are used for severe cases of chipped / broken / eroded / tilted / discolored teeth in order to provide better protection but also maintain the natural beauty of the front teeth area. For porcelain crowns more tooth enamel will need to be removed compared to for veneers. For extreme cases of tilted / broken / eroded teeth, root canal treatment may be required prior to placement of cosmetic porcelain crowns.

2. What is dental bridge?

A bridge — a device used to replace missing teeth — attaches artificial teeth to adjacent natural teeth, called abutment teeth. Bridges are either permanently attached (fixed bridges), or they can be removable. Fixed bridges are applied by either placing crowns on the abutment teeth or by bonding the artificial teeth directly to the abutment teeth. Removable bridges are attached to the teeth with metal clasps or by precision attachments.

3. Which case is suitable for dental crown / bridge?

  • Large filling in teeth
  • Coloured teeth due to tetracycline
  • Teeth that have worn out considerably
  • Teeth whose surface has been damaged significantly that cannot be restored by filling or inlay/only
  • Weak or chipped enamel
  • Teeth that have already had root canal treatment
  • Teeth with unpleasant colour or shape

Suitable cases for dental crown / bridge

4. What are the pros and cons of porcelain crown / bridge?

Pros:

  • Can be applied more widely compared to porcelain veneer
  • Less expensive than porcelain veneer

Cons:

  • Require more teeth grinding compared to porcelain veneer
  • In some cases, might require root canal treatment

5. Which material is used to produce porcelain crown / bridge?

Nano Emax (Ivoclar Vivadent) offers the fit, form and function which is expected from pressed ceramics. In addition, they offer improved flexural strength (400 MPa). With optimized esthetic properties creating all-ceramic restorations that offer true-to-nature results, Nano Emax is usually used for front teeth.

Lava – Ultimate (3M ESPE) is a type of Nano Ceramic resin from the US using the Nano Technology and suitable thermal procedure producing a special compound which is not only as natural as real teeth (therefore can be used for front teeth) but also very hard (so they can also be used for back teeth)

Zirconia (Ivoclar Vivadent) is a type of porcelain crown made only from Zirconia material – a very hard type of non-metal. However, as zirconia does not have the natural teeth look, it is usually used for back teeth (especially for crowns on implants) to achieve the best chewing ability.

Crystal Ultra is suitable for crowns on implants, 3-unit bridges,… At 480 MPa, Crystal Ultra’s compressive strength is the strongest of all of the esthetic all ceramics and ceramic hybrids on the market. Crystal Ultra porcelain crown can be completed within 1 day. Crystal Ultra is registered with the Food And Drugs Administration (FDA).

Precious metal crowns (Gold, Platin, Paalladium,…) are crowns with frames made of highly valuable metals such as gold, platin, palladium,… covered with many layers porcelain for good biological impact, hardness and aesthetic factors. The only disadvantage of this solution is its high cost.

6. What is the procedure for porcelain crown / bridge?

The procedure for laminate / porcelain veneer fluctuates depending on the quantity of veneers. On average, each case of laminate / porcelain veneer (5-10 units) requires approximately 5-7 days, including 4-5 appointments.

  • Appointment 1: Examination (taking X-rays if needed) and making treatment plan. Teeth cleaning, taking impression for Smile Design. Your teeth will be checked carefully to identify and eliminate all potential risks.
  • Appointment 2: Prepare laminate / porcelain veneer, taking impression for study cast and place temporary veneer
  • Appointment 3-4: Try-in and install the veneer(s)
  • Appointment 4-5: Re-examination and adjustment (if needed)

It is recommended that patients have re-examination every 6 months, either at our center or with any local dentist.

Crown / bridge placement procedure at Dr Hung & Associates Dental Center

7. Price table for porcelain crown / bridge

8. Warranty Policy

At Dr Hung & Associates Dental Center, we apply the 10-year warranty policy for porcelain crown / bridge placement at our center.

Warranty card for patients who had porcelain crown / bridge at our center

 

Conditions and Requirement

           

Dental warranty will be reduced or voided for:

  • Diseases caused by poor post-procedure dental hygiene.
  • Damages caused by extreme stress (grinding at night, grip of the teeth).
  • Patients do not follow dentists’ post-procedure home care instructions
  • Patients do not re-visit for dental check-ups and cleanings.

9. Dental crown / bridge cases at Dr Hung & Associates Dental Center

 

10. Why choosing Dr Hung & Associates Dental Center?

  • Expertise & Experience: Hung is one of the best experts in implant and cosmetic dentistry with over 20 years experience and is an active member of many professional associations (See more). We have a team of specialized dental experts in different fields including dental implants, oral surgery, cosmetic and restorative dentistry, etc.
  • Most advanced technological equipment: We are the only dental hospital in Vietnam equipped with a CT Cone Beam, Panorex, radiography, and electrocardiogram system.
  • Sedation dentistry: Sedative therapies are used to help you feel relaxed and comfortable during the treatment.
  • Optimal quality: Eight specialized dental department means you could get all the required services at one time. We guarantee the best treatment result at a very reasonable cost, with warranty policy lasting up to a lifetime.
  • Global ranking: Hung & Associates Dental Hospital is listed as the #1 dental hospital in Vietnam. Our level of expertise, facilities, services and patient responses have proven to be well above current international clinic standards.

First 5-star dental center in Vietnam

Dr. Hung & Associates Dental Center

5 out of 5 stars based on 46 Crowns and Veneers reviews.

Patient Review By Mrs Carol and Mr Jack Bernardi

The service and staff are 1st rate, they are the most pleasant and polite, they make you feel comfortable. as for the dentist they are most gentle and caring i have come across. i would recommend you anytime. from my husband and myself i would like to say thankyou for your care until next time.

- Mrs Carol and Mr Jack Bernardi

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Patient Review By Scott A

Overall this experience was the best dental care I have ever recieved, from them shuttling me from my hotel the first day, to the beautiful receptionist whom warmly welcome me on each visit,and of course the top notch proffesionalism displayed by the doctors. My teeth feel and look better than they have in the last ten years and the work done appears so natural no one can even tell they are crowns.

- Scott A

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Patient Review By Laila H

it was a good experience for me and my husband ,all the staff very friendly doctors very profosional , fast treament , i would recommend this clinic to any one.

- Laila H

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Patient Review By Rebecca Catherine F

My mother and I have had extensive dental work here over 2 weeks. Teeth whitening, root canal, fillings, crowns, implant and bridge. Dr Hung and his team have been so professional and caring throughout the whole process, especially with me being scared of the dentist. I couldn't of asked for a better experience here and I have and will be reccomending their services to my friends and family. Thankyou Dr Hung and team for looking after my mother and I we couldn't be happier! We absolutely love our new smiles!

- Rebecca Catherine F

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Patient Review By Grace

Dr Hung's Dental Clinic offers excellent dental treatment. I'm very pleased with the results. I have been looked after very well. From day one, transfer from the airport, till the last day I have been offered top dental and medical care. All the doctors, nurses and admin staff have been very professional. Dentist are very skillful, gentle and they pay amazing attention to detail. Dr. Hung's clinic is very well equipped with modern dental instruments and facilities and offers the highest standard of dental treatment. I'm very happy with my porcelain crowns, veneers and RCT (Root Canal Treatment). On top of that all the teeth were treated without any pain. I have no hesitation whatsoever to recommend Dr. Hung's clinic to anybody that wants the highest standard of dental treatment. The most important is the factor that Dr. Hung will see you the day of your first treatment and he will check final results and will see you final day of your treatment . I appreciate that a lot. It shows his highly ethical approach and responsibility. Welcome to contact me any time. Kind Regards, Grace. Melbourne, Australia."Treatment Received : Porcelain CrownTotal Amount Paid : AU$5,000

- Grace

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Patient Review By Janie

I cannot say enough about the service we received by Dr Hung and the team here. My fiancé travelled to Vietnam for the sole reason to have his teeth fixed. I was able to communicate with them via e-mail and was kept up to date. They were even able to meet my fiancé at the airport. His teeth are wonderful and it has changed his life I would recommend Dr Hung to anyone who was thinking about getting dental work.

- Janie

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