When Do You Need Crowns & Bridges?

1. What is A 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 A 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 A 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 A porcelain crown / bridge?


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


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

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

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

We use the latest high quality porcelain materials imported from the best companies from Europe and the United State. These materials are 100% biocompatible, adhere well to your tooth, and are lost lasting (generally > 20 years). There will be no adverse / allergic reactions from your body and no side effects.

This is the restoration that has the best natural beauty like real teeth, which is composed of a porcelain frame inside and covered outside 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 use.

porcelain crown 1
  • Nacera (DOCERAM Medical -Germany): this is the newest material on the market, made of highly translucent Zirconium oxide that guarantees natural-looking restorations. This material gives off a pearly white color, hence Nacera is also known as Nacera Pearl. This material is very durable (1400 MPa, as compared to natural tooth strength of 250 MPa), allowing you to eat any type of food without worrying about chipping or cracking.  The combination of extreme flexural strength and high translucency is made for maximum aesthetics.
  • Emax (Ivoclar Vivadent – Liechtenstein): Emax offers the fit, form, and function expected from pressed ceramics. In addition, it offers improved flexural strength (400 MPa). With optimized esthetic properties creating all-ceramic restorations that offer true-to-nature results, Emax is usually used for front teeth. This material is not suitable for molars or bridges.
  • HT Smile (HC Starck – Germany): HT Smile Zirconia has 16 different shades, providing customers with tailored solutions that fit their every need. HT Smile also has a nice translucent white color, providing customers with a very natural look. HT Smile is durable (1200 MPa), allowing you to eat any type of food without worrying about chipping or cracking.
  • Ceramill (Amann Girbach – Germany): Ceramill is a high-translucent Zirconia with seamless shade and translucency gradient, perfect for aesthetical restorations. Besides being durable (1200 MPa), Ceramill also has high bending strength, providing you with comfortable chewing functionality.
  • Full Zirconia (HC Starck – Germany) is a type of porcelain crown made only from Zirconia material – a very hard type of non-metal (1000 MPa). Given how Zirconia does not have the natural teeth look, it is typically used for back teeth (especially for crowns on implants) to achieve the best chewing ability.

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

porcelain crown 2

Additionally, we also use Titanium-fused porcelain crowns. They are composed of a Titanium frame inside and covered by many layers of cosmetic porcelain outside. Titanium-fused porcelain crowns are durable, but they don’t have the natural white color that porcelain crowns have.

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


Price per unit


Porcelain fused metal

$150 USD

10 years

Full Zirconia

$300 USD

10 years

HT Smile

$350 USD

10 years


$375 USD

10 years


$400 USD

10 years

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


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10. Why choosE 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

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I am especially pleased with the rapid scheduling of appointments. Additionally, the dental assistant worked with skill beyond what I had experienced before. Never was my mouth anything but clean during all the preparation for crown work. Both the dentist and assistant were also very skilled in working with a bearded patient, not something all dentists or dental assistants manage well. I found the dentist to be patient, cautious and exacting, taking time to make sure my bite was right after the installation of a bridge. This meant making as many as 20 adjustments until it was good..

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can not fault your facility or the staff. The experience was truely 5 star. My wife and I have appointed ourselves your ambassadors and will be selling your practice to any interested parties in Australia or Singapore. Ican not thank you enough for restoring my self confidence and giving me a Hollywood smile.

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