Porcelain Crown Materials and Production Procedure

MATERIALS USED FOR PORCELAIN CROWNS USED AT OUR DENTAL CENTER

Non-metal Emax/Zirconia/Vita porcelain crown (CAD/CAM) – Non-metal Emax/Zirconia/Vita porcelain crown on implant (10 years warranty at our center) are used up to 90% at Dr Hung & Associates Dental Center.

This is the restoration that has the best natural beauty as real teeth which is composed of a porcelain frame inside and outside covered by many layers of cosmetic porcelain with nano technology. It is also designed and manufactured by CAD/CAM technology at our Lab in-house to ensure the highest level of accuracy. Furthermore, this restoration will avoid the state of ‘dark collar’ after years of using.

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  • Nano Emax (Ivoclar Vivadent) offer 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
  • Non-metal Lava – Ultimate porcelain crown (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)
  • Non-metal Full Zirconia porcelain crown (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 porcelain 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.

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Additionally, we also use titanium porcelain crown & bridge – Titanium porcelain crown on implant (10 years warranty at our center) – a restoration which is as natural as real teeth. It is composed of a titanium frame inside and covered by many layers of cosmetic porcelain outside.

PORCELAIN CROWN PRODUCTION PROCEDURE

At Dr Hung & Associates Dental Center, we have our own Lab in-house with the most advanced CAD/CAM techniques to ensure the high quality of each crown or veneer or bridge made and also save our clients’ time.

  • All technology and equipment in our Lab are imported directly from the US, Germany or Japan with the most advanced and up-to-date techniques.
  • All the materials used are either Noritake porcelain Ceramco 3 (produced by Denstply) are imported from the US, Germany or Japan including all the minor materials.
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Noritake material

The Production of a Porcelain Crown/Veneer is carried our as followed:

  • Our dental lab technician receives the client’s file from the oral scan machine (for single porcelain crown or 3-unit bridge) or receive study cast from our dentists (4 units and more)
  • Scan the study cast (8-10 mins)
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Scanned impression

  • Design the crown(s) using the advanced Exocad software
  • Insert the forming into a mowing-machine
  • The product is put inside a furnace (duration is usually 10-12 hours)
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Dental furnace

  • Sculp the crown
  • Put the crown inside the furnace (Ivoclar Programat P310) for about 18-20 minutes
  • Stain, glaze using the Zirkon Zahn stain kit (Made in Germany)
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Zirkon Zahn stain kit

  • Complete crown is returned to the doctors after 2-4 days (depending on the quantity and difficulty of each case)

Dr. Hung & Associates Dental Center

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

Patient Review By Kira Orlow K

I had been needing to have crowns on my front teeth done for some time but could not justify spending upwards of $16,000 (for crowns, gum treatments, etc.). I had heard about good dentistry offerings in Vietnam (even cheaper than Thailand) so I did thorough research before settling on Dr. Hung's clinic. I cannot believe the results and the high standard of treatment. The dentists worked together to discuss my options and treatment and the level of service was amazing. The dentists actually picked up on a gum infection missed by two dentists in Australia. The treatment was virtually painless and the dentists and all assistants were most caring and reassuring. To anyone unsure about going overseas for dental treatment, please read my and other reviews and speak with the consultants here if need be, and do not be intimidated or scared by the dental profession in Australia or elsewhere in seeking an alternative to Australian dentists. I cannot fault the service offered by this clinic and the staff. The collaborative approach by the professionals was fantastic to see and the double checking of all procedures by various dentists and Dr. Hung himself was worlds apart from the way that dentistry is conducted in Australia. I conducted months of research to ensure that I would be receiving the best treatment, and the clinic and treatment still managed to exceed my expectations. Australian dentistry is extremely overpriced and the level of care is nowhere near the standard offered by this clinic. Both my partner and I were able to holiday in three countries, as well as pay for my dentistry and still have well over $5,000 remaining due to the discrepancy in pricing between here and Australia. I will never again be attending an Australian dentist and paying the earth for very mediocre treatment. Thank you to all the staff at Dr. Hung & Associates Dental Center - I will most definately be recommending to anyone I speak to about dentistry back in Australia

- Kira Orlow K

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Patient Review By John D

I arranged everything from NZ. The clinic were very good with their communication. They rang me before I left NZ to make sure I was up to date with the information. When I arrived at the clinic the staff were amazing answered all my questions and made sure I was at ease.(as I was nervous prior to my work)

- John D

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Patient Review By Daisey T

I've always hated going to the dentist, so I kept putting it off until I broke my front veneer. I'm on vacation, so I wanted it fixed as quickly as possible. They suggested replacing my veneer with a crown, because it would last longer. After assessing the rest of my teeth, they suggested a few other fixes, including replacing another broken crown, a few fillings and a deep cleaning. I immediately felt I could trust their suggestions and the price was right. I'm happy I had it all done because I can chew again, on all sides, and my front tooth is BEAUTIFUL!!! I even made an appointment for my husband and he also had a wonderful experience. I chose Dr. Hung's office because it was right down the street from my hotel and he was the first to reply to my desperate message. Also, based on their website, they use modern, state of the art equipment and specialize in aesthetic and cosmetic dentistry. After it's all been said and done, I wouldn't trust anyone else with my front tooth. 🙂

- Daisey T

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Patient Review By Evelyn D

5 years ago I lost 2 teeth in the front I decided that wearing a plate long term was not for me! I decided to investigate if I was a candidate for an implant. Due to my worn and discoloured teeth a bridge was the best result for a better smile and a replacement for the plate that i wore. If you are thinking of this procedure I had 14 crowns with 4 of them replacing teeth that were missing! This is not for the faint hearted, but all was went well. this is day 8 of my new smile and I am very happy with the new look. I have sensitivity in only 2 areas, but I know that this will recede in a few more days:) We initially chose this clinic after researching all the options for 6 months. From the outset, I was very impressed with the professionalism of the clinic. From the moment I was collected from the airport to the time we had the final check up, the staff were excellent. The cleanliness of the clinic, from the waiting room through to the general dentistry department was exceptional. I customer care was very good, and one small area for improvement would be the the communication between the dentist and the patient. Information is not always volunteered, however if you know to ask, then all the information is provided.

- Evelyn D

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Patient Review By Vasily P

It's wonderful to have some discounts from time to time 🙂

- Vasily P

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Patient Review By Dianna H

A big thank you to the team at Dr Hung Dental Centre! Immaculate customer service from the staff members and the doctors, I felt very comfortable and very relaxed thanks to their warm welcome. No words can describe how happy and satisfied I am with my result. I would definately recommend Dr hung and Dr Loc because they gave me the beautiful smile that I have always dreamed of. They listened to what I want and put so much effort into every single details, I will definately come back to do more dental work in the future and will recommend this centre to everyone who is looking to rectify their smile and get amazing results done by high class professionals.

- Dianna H

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Patient Review By Dana A

Excellent staff that really know they're stuff and are friendly and pleasant. Happy with my results so far.. Hopefully I wouldn't need to come back for further dental work 😛

- Dana A

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Patient Review By Philip Shaun Roberts Edwards P

Very happy with the results, six veneers. Would recommend this treatment to anyone. With three different appointments the result was finished. Very natural looking just what I wanted however much whiter than my old teeth. The clinic is very professional, made me feel welcome as soon as i arrived. Very helpful and professional will recomend this dentist further. Overall very happy with my new smile. Great service, great staff

- Philip Shaun Roberts Edwards P

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Patient Review By Paul

I'm speechless with the work they have done and what I looked like before,and now looks like a work of art. Put it this way, I can actually smile and not be ashamed of my teeth. I've done the whole teeth in my mouth and I fully recommend this clinic with thumbs up. My wife done some work too and she's very happy. The staff is excellent and very friendly, you feel like home here. Price wise is value for money,and more. Thank you from the bottom of my heart to the team that took care of me.

- Paul

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Patient Review By Stewart Odgen

When I decided to do something about repairing my worn and damaged teeth I began researching for a suitably qualified dental team to carry out the work. After reading testimonials and even contacting a few people I decided to contact Dr Hung with the many questions I had, which he answered personally and promptly. Even before arriving in Saigon I was contacted to enquire about my flight details so that a driver could meet me and bring me to the clinic, thus taking the worry out of actually locating the clinic for the first time. Everything about going to Dr Hung's clinic has been fantastic: the cleanliness, the friendliness of the staff, and of course the treatments. I have had 20 crowns including 3 bridges. For the first time in many years I greet people with a broad and happy smile and no longer keep my mouth closed shut when it's time for photos. I highly recommend to anyone with dental problems to go and see Dr Hung and his team of professionals where you will be given first class treatment.

- Stewart Odgen

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Patient Review By Lesley Bereford Ward

Were you pleased with the treatment?On our holiday in Vietnam I developed an abscess that required treatment. I found Dr Hung through the internet. From the moment I arrived at his surgery I felt confident that he would deal with my problem. I had been advised by my UK dentist that I needed new crowns to my upper and lower jaw caused by grinding. During the treatment I asked Dr Hung to quote for this work. As the price was well below what I had been quoted in the UK I decided to proceed. I am so pleased that I did as every aspect of the service from start to finish was excellent. Dr Hung and his team took great care to ensure that I was informed of the procedure along the way. I am extremely happy with the final result and would be happy to recommend his service to anyone.

- Lesley Bereford Ward

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Patient Review By Phillip Orne

Were you pleased with the treatment?All the staff on reception were very friendly. I had a consultation with Dr. Hung who spoke perfect English and clearly set out the steps we would be taking to achieve what I wanted. The price was very good (compared to the UK) although I am unsure how this would measure up with local prices. My experience at Dr. Hung's Clinic was faultless.

- Phillip Orne

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Patient Review By Vicki Le

To Dr Hung, Dr Thuy,...and all the girls staff, thank you so much. Thank you everyone for your professionalism and your kindness. You have a plagque on the wall that says " teamwork" and that is so true - Everyone from Mrs Chau to the chauffeur Dung, you all work as a team. Thank you for hospitality also and for the laughs over these few weeks. Thank you.

- Vicki Le

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Patient Review By Robyn M

I am "over the moon" with my new smile. My teeth were worn and yellowed and I avoided having my photograph taken. For years I have put off doing anything about it. While here in HCMC on holiday I decided to visit some dentists and compare clinics and prices. Dr. Hung, his staff and professional style premises impressed me the most. I can not tell you how happy I am with the result. Thank you Dr. Uan for your gentle and kind manner...and my new smile 😉

- Robyn M

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Patient Review By Andrew H

I would highly recommend anybody to Dr Hung's surgery. The staff were incredibly professional and all spoke excellent English, (even with each other) they were all very caring and gentle, being one who is not to overly fond of dentists in the first place I found this very comforting. I was totally amazed at how painless the implant surgery was and was ready to enjoy the great food in Vietnam... the very next day. The price is very low in relation to what such procedures would cost in Australia, and in my own opinion of a better quality too, and well worth the trip to Vietnam. All in all i would have saved well over $AUD 10.000 Once again I would have no hesitation in referring any one to this clinic.

- Andrew H

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Patient Review By Nicola

I am so happy with the results of my teeth. I had in my mind I was going to get 5 crowns but ended up spending not much more than I had budgeted and walked away with 15 crowns and my other teeth whitened. I am over the moon with the results and service I experienced with Dr Hung's clinic and staff. I have several friends now looking to book after seeing the results of my beautiful new teeth. My only complaint was feeling a bit rushed after my consultation with Dr Hung. The girls at the reception were lovely, but I felt rushed into making a decision and signing the paperwork to begin my treatment. After talking with my lovely dentist, who performed all my work, I knew It was the right thing to do as he explained the different colouring of my old crowns and shape of my original teeth and I am so glad I had the work done. I would have walked away regretting not having done it. Its just when you are in a country you know nothing about and you have a budget in your head its a bit overwhelming. I loved the dentist who did my teeth. I expected to have a lot of pain and time in the chair but found it to be quite the opposite. My friend and I also loved the other dentists and staff. The clinic was very modern and clean. I cannot speak more highly of Dr Hung and his staff. The Eden Hotel where we stayed was beautiful and walking distance from the new clinic!

- Nicola

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Patient Review By Maria

I would like to thank Dr Hung and his wonderful team for giving me back my smile !! The clinic is top notch and the first thing they did was take an OPG xray (unlike my dentist in Australia who botched an extraction and left me with serious complications).This put me immediately at ease and over the next 3 days I underwent my procedures, which were very successful and completed in a highly professional manner.I had great anxiety not only about visiting a dentist but also travelling to Vietnam but these concerns quickly diappeared when I dealt Dr Hung's wonderful team.I highly recommend you visit if you need top quality dental work completed at a fantastic price.Vietnam is also a wonderful place to visit and we have enjoyed our time here very much.

- Maria

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Patient Review By Martin B

Very, very happy with the treatment & how much of a difference it has made to my look & confidence. The staff of this clinic are world class & treatment second to none!! Would highly recommend to anyone & everyone. Thank you very much !!! 😀

- Martin B

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Patient Review By Tan Rowell

I do hope that you are having a good start of the year of the water snake. Time really flies, and it has been almost three years since I first met you to have my teeth problem treated. I was quite lucky that I met you that day. As I recall, I was feeling hopeless that time. I just had an unfinished treatment with another dentist back then. The procedure I had with another dentist had compromised a number of my existing healthy natural teeth, and its about to damage the rest of my remaining teeth. It had a very negative effect in my life. I cannot stop thinking about the anxiety I had with my teeth, and it has affected my confidence in dealing with people, both at work and in the community as a whole. Fortunately, without doubting your esteemed capability and reputation, I decided to undergo with your prescribed treatments. Now that my teeth problems have been treated by you, I can sleep well at night without thinking about the anxiety I had before. Moreso, I have discovered a new positive confidence in my life because of the state of my new teeth. Again, thanks to you. You have brought a new smile in my face. I can now smile big 😀 without getting conscious about it.

- Tan Rowell

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Patient Review By Rosean C

I am so happy with the results. In Australia a few years ago I paid a lot of money to have two crowns and the results were terrible. I have just had them replaced here and they now look fantastic. The staff at this clinic are wonderful.

- Rosean C

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