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 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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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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