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?

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 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

Material

Price per unit

Warranty

Porcelain fused metal

$150 USD

10 years

Full Zirconia

$300 USD

10 years

HT Smile

$350 USD

10 years

Emax

$375 USD

10 years

Nacera

$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

5 out of 5 stars based on 58 Dental Crowns, Dental Veneers and Crowns and Veneers reviews.

Patient Review By Craig C

I read the many great reviews, which is why I chose this dental clinic. Very happy with the choice.

- Craig C

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Patient Review By Lesley N

5 star clinic!

- Lesley N

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Patient Review By Rocco P

Thank you very much for your help, I feel like a different person now.

- Rocco P

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Patient Review By Allan Buckley

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.

- Allan Buckley

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Patient Review By Jordan L

Im really really happy that i chose HD dental centre to have my veneers done. I was worried about getting them done in a foreign country but i literally had nothing to worry about. The facilities were imaculate and the staff very professional. I felt comfortable at all times and im so pleased with the outcome. I would highly reccomend this dental center to anyone considering having treatment or work done. Everything about my experience here was 10/10 and if i need any work done in the future this is where i will be coming! Fantastic location for a holiday too!

- Jordan L

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Patient Review By Nestor V

Overall a very pleasant experience. From the Front dổ ỏ staff to all the nues and doctors. Very pleased and glad to have mde the desition to go through with the treatment at thí location. HD

- Nestor V

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Patient Review By Rebecca C

I am very happy with the results òf my dental crowns and impant. I felt quite a bit òf pain during the proceedures because my teeth are so sensitive but my Doctor and staff đid everything they could to make me feel ás comfortable ás posible. Thank you all so much for my brand new smile and for all of the fantastic customer service! Bec

- Rebecca C

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Patient Review By Anh Ni N

Wow!!! Simply amazing. I had 8 ultra-thin veneers done (top front teeth). It is incredibly natrual looking. True to its name, my teeth does not look or feel bulky. Dr. Tri and the dental technicians are true artists in the way they coordinated the color and the shape of my teeth. I especially appreciate how the staff was able to resolve an issue with the temporary venees for me. It is a sizable investment but is still a fraction of what it would cost State side. I so enjoy smiling and looking into the mirror now and my husband is equally thrilled. I highly reccommend Dr. Hung Dental and Dr. Tri, especially for veneer work as I believe he is the best in the field, nationally and internationally.

- Anh Ni N

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Patient Review By Patricia Blanch

We were referred to Dr. Hung and Associates by friends. We were thrilled with the information given us by Angela. She answered our questions clearly and replied to all our queries immediately. All transport from the airport to the hotel and then to and from the hotel to appointments was done by Mr. Van who is an excellent driver and supported us so much. We were greeted each time we had appointments very warmly by the receptionist. Angela stayed with us continually through our journey, speaking English clearly and understanding our concerns. My husband's teeth needed huge restoration. The analysis was delayed and a professional plan was put in place. The pain was minimized through the process with the doctors and regularly taking X-rays to check the accuracy of the plan. We are thrilled with the final results, as the receptionist of the hotel said, "Your husband is a young handsome man!". I had ceramic veneers placed. I am soo happy with the results. I would personally like to thank Dr. Tran Minh Tri and Dr. Doan Thi Minh Huong for their care, thoughtfulness made the experience a pleasure. I am thrilled with my smile. 🙂 My husband would like to thank Dr. Ngoc Cong Uan who spent many, many hours together with the restoration of his teeth. The results are amazing! We are thrilled with the smile he has in comparison to when we arrived. We would like to thank the team at Dr. Hung's for their care, professional process of repair and rejuvenation. We will be very happy to refer others to the clinic. We believe we are happier and healthier because now we can smile and laugh with inner confidence. Thank you very much!

- Patricia Blanch

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Patient Review By whitney H

Very Happy with the outcome and the care provided by all at the Dental Centre. Will definitely highly recommend them for your dental work.

- whitney H

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Patient Review By Veronika L

Dr. Hien was really calming and empatetic to all my needs, not to mention that she was very professional and skillful.

- Veronika L

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Patient Review By NINA GỎRDON G

I had an excellent experience with the very Professional staff. I felt very welcome and everyone was just amazingly friendly. This multidisciplinary team have worked together to efficient to deliver my dream teeth 🙂 I am a registered nurse working in one ò the biggest hospital in sydney and I will definitely refer to my colleagues and friends. This is not a last visit for me and I will be back soon

- NINA GỎRDON G

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Patient Review By Brett MILLER

Very professional . Great service. Spotless facilities & equipment. Dr Tri was excellent . I am very happy with my 2 crowns , filling & teeth whitening . Pick up at Airport was an added bonus. Will definitely return if dental work required.

- Brett MILLER

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Patient Review By Beverly Nola Westcoast

I had 6 fillings, a root canal, 2 crowns, an extraction, a bridge the whole treatment! My daughter lives in Saigon and I set her the task of finding a clinic for the overwhelming amount of work I needed done! She contacted several and visited HD where Liz showed her around and made the decision very easy. While I intended to get a lot of work done I increased the treatement two fold. Dr Tan was amazing and very patient as I am not the bravest patient. The amazing assistant Thuy was there holding my hand the entire time. I can not recommend the clinic highly enough as none of what I had done was straightforward and I am extremely happy with the outcome! Thank You All!!"

- Beverly Nola Westcoast

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Patient Review By Brett Bailey

"The treatment was very good, better and cheaper than Australia, I had Root Canal, Bridge and extraction. My friend who's living in Vietnam recommended Dr. Hung Dental Center to me. The clinic is very clean, staff & doctors was exceptional and very professional. I would highy recommend this dental center to all my friends and family."

- Brett Bailey

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Patient Review By Carla Bradley C

I would recommend Dr Hung to anybody considering any kind of dental treatment. “I needed veneers a bridge 9 crowns and teeth whitening done. It was extremely overpriced for this in Australia so I started researching the internet and found Dr Hung.The treatment plan sounded amazing so i went ahead and booked my flights and first appointment. From the first email to the last appointment the whole experience has been an absolute breeze and at an extremely affordable price. The staff is very friendly and helpful and the facilities are above 5 stars.. I would recommend Dr Hung to anybody considering any kind of dental treatment. You won't regret it!!”

- Carla Bradley C

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Patient Review By Tara Bayes

I had 5 crowns, 4 root canals and a implant myself and will be returning in 6 months time to have more implants and my treatment completed myself and my partner Adam didn’t like attending dentist we were scared due to bad treatment in Australia and we simply couldn’t afford what Australia offers this has and will change my life from covering my mouth when talking to people and having no confidence. The staff goes above and beyond and are amazing and make you feel comfortable and pain free. My partners Father has come and had a lot of work done previously and the finished result was amazing the care was above anything in Australia. We will be telling everyone and anyone what an amazing job Dr Hung & Associates have done and clinic is beautiful clean and the staff amazing you couldn't ask for anything more they have out done our expectations, we are over the moon with the work we have had done we can smile again without scaring our kids which means more than i can put into words.”

- Tara Bayes

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Patient Review By Nolan J

Seeing Dr Hung was the best decision that we could have made” (21 September 2016) “My Husband and I decided to come to Vietnam to see Dr Hung as we both needed some serious dental work. I did do plenty of research on my computer and also asked people who had had dental work done in Vietnam and Dr Hung name kept coming up, So after much consultation, we made our way to see Dr Hung which was the best decision that we could have made. My husband had a plate for nearly forty years and now he has bridges and it seemed so easy for the dentist here to achieve this. I myself have a terrible fear of dentist, but I should have not worried as Dr Loc was amazing, so gentle and kind and so caring to put up with me and all my fears and made me feel completly at ease thank you Dr Loc and thank you to Dr Uan for being so professional and kind and for doing such a wonderful job of my Husbands teeth.”

- Nolan J

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Patient Review By Chris Jenkins

The price was exceptional value and quality of work world class” (28 September 2016) “Started with 20 crowns and a few bridges, after the X-ray and analysis, it was found I needed additional works 2 root canals and an extraction, even when further works had commenced the doctor added additional poles to ensure the strength of my original teeth were at their best to prevent future failures. The price was exceptional value and quality of the work world class. Utmost care and accuracy at all times. Great work! All the staff were exceptionally friendly, caring and attentive, great people all round. I chose Dr Hung’s clinic as from the reviews on the internet were positive, so was my nephews review, he had work done 3 years prior and highly recommended Dr Hung.. I did not have any regrets first impression was how professional and well the clinic was organized. Great Team highly, highly recommended. My 2 sisters had also joined me and all are very happy. Thank you

- Chris Jenkins

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Patient Review By Roydon Smart

I only had 4 days. Dental Centre fitted me in and fitted 7 crowns. The service was excellent. The price was good value for money and i was very pleased with the results. I reccommend Dental Centre. Christchurch New Zealand

- Roydon Smart

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