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Dental CrownsDental crowns are used widely in modern dentistry for many purposes from cosmetic to structural.

A dental crown is a tooth-shaped “cap” that is placed over a tooth – covering the tooth to restore its shape and size, strength, and/or to improve its appearance. The crowns, when cemented into place, fully encase the entire visible portion of a tooth that lies at and above the gum line.

Below you can see some of our full mouth makeover case studies that were achived by dental crowns.

See the following for more information:

Why is a Dental Crown Needed?

A dental crown may be needed when at least one of the following occurs: to protect a weak tooth, restore a broken tooth, hold a dental bridge, cover a misshapen or discoloured tooth or a dental implant. …

What Types of Dental Crown Materials are Available?

Permanent crowns can be either all metal, porcelain-fused-to-metal, all resin, all ceramic or all porcelain. Metals used in crowns include gold alloy, other alloys (for example, palladium) or a base-metal alloy (for example, nickel or chromium). Compared with other crown types, less tooth structure needs to be removed with metal crowns, …

What Steps are Involved in Preparing a Tooth for a Dental Crown?

Preparing a tooth for a dental crown usually requires two visits – the first step involves examining and preparing the tooth, the second visit involves placement of the permanent crown. Examining and preparing the tooth. At the first visit, your dentist may take a few x-rays to check the roots of …

How Should I Care for Temporary Dental Crowns?

Because temporary dental crowns are just that ­ a temporary fix until a permanent crown is ready; most dentists suggest that you avoid sticky, chewy foods, minimize the use of the crown and carry out side flossing. …

What Problems Could Develop With a Dental Crown?

Your newly crowned tooth may be sensitive immediately after the procedure as the anaesthesia begins to wear off. If the tooth that has been crowned still has a nerve in it, you may experience some hot and cold sensitivity. Your dentist may recommend that you brush your teeth with a tooth …

How Long Do Dental Crowns Last?

On average, dental crowns last between 10 and 15 years. The life span of a crown depends on the amount of “wear and tear” the crown is exposed to, how well you follow good oral hygiene practices, and your personal mouth-related habits …

Does a Crowned Tooth Require any Special Care?

Continue to follow good oral hygiene practices, including brushing your teeth at least twice a day and flossing once a day-especially around the crown area where the gum meets the tooth.

Case Study – Acid erosion

Russell Fraser’s teeth had been damaged by a teeth whitening product that he purchased on the internet and the excessive consumption of soft drinks and fruit juices. He urgently needed …

Case Study – Staining and protrusion

Unhappy with her uneven teeth and missing UL2 our client decided to travel to Budapest for cosmetic treatment which was achieved with a metal free zircon bridge and Zoom 1 hour …

Case Study – Decayed and discoloured teeth

Decay and discolouration badly aged our client’s smile, therefore she was determined to undergo a smile makeover which brightened and straightened her smile with a combination of zircon metal free dental …

Case Study – Front crowns and dental implants

Longing for brighter and more pleasing smile our client decided to travel to Budapest for a smile makeover. Replacing the molar teeth and the old and multicolour crowns, a fully revitalised …

The original innovators of dental implant technology Branemark dental implants by Nobel Biocare offer the most versatile and longest gauranteed system of all

Branemark Dental ImplantsWith innovations such as TiUnite implant coating, Teeth-in-a-day, CAD/CAM dentistry plus the most adaptable of all implant ranges, Branemark is the undisputed world leader in implant technology.

Branemark offers a complete solutions package of crown, bridge and implants. Branemark have the important temporary solutions to cover all implants straight after implant placing.

You can choose from Branemark’s standard prosthetic assortment with products in all necessary configurations. Or the infinitely customized options available with Branemark’s Premium solutions.

Such a premium system does of course come at a price, close to 30% more than Camlog dental implants and 60% more than AB dental implants.

See the following for more information:

Can dental implants be placed next to natural teeth?

Dental implants are routinely placed beside natural teeth and this is generally very safe to do. The only exception to this would be if the natural root was very curved or tilted unfavourably in the proposed path of the implant. This could cause the root to be damaged by the implant, …

Are the new teeth joined together?

When multiple implants are placed, they are routinely joined together in the same way that a bridge supported by natural teeth would be designed. The bone quality and the number and position of the implants will largely determine which option is most suitable for you. …

Can dental implants preserve bone?

This is one of the most important features of dental implants. Once in place and supporting teeth, everyday functional forces stimulate the surrounding bone which responds by becoming stronger and more dense. Like all things there are limits to how much work an implant can do. …

Can you wear teeth during the course of dental implant treatment?

If the teeth being replaced by dental implants are in a clearly visible part of your mouth it is most likely that you will want to have some teeth present whilst the treatment is underway. There are a number of of temporary solutions available, ranging from simple plastic dentures to fixed …

Case Study – Branemark All-On-Six and All-On-Four Implants

Alarmed by the deterioration of her teeth our client decided to undergo a full mouth dental rehabilitation in Budapest with bone grafting, dental implants and bridges.
Treatment: Temporary denture: upper …

Case Study – Branemark Implants

After suffering from gum disease at the age of 45 our client lost all her teeth and she was not ready to wear dentures for the rest of her life. …

The most widely used dental implant system at our Budapest clinic, Camlog dental implants offer versatility at an affordable price

Camlog Dental ImplantsCamlog dental implants are the most widely used dental implant by our top clinic in Budapest. They offer nearly all of the versitility of Branemark dental implants but at a price closer to that of the less versatile but still very able Pitt Easy dental implant system.

With the Camlog Implant System, virtually identical results can be acheived as can be with Branemark dental implants though Branemark leads the field in terms of implant coating and structure which enable immediate function, extra long-lasting and extremely durable results. This however is more than adequetly compensated for in the sizeable savings that can be made – over 30%.

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How long will dental implants last?

Once the implants and surrounding soft tissues are seen to be healthy and the new teeth comfortable and correctly adjusted, it is the quality of your home care and willingness to present for regular maintenance reviews that will have most influence on how long they will last

How many teeth can be supported by dental implants?

If you are missing just one natural tooth, then one dental implant is normally all that will be needed to provide a replacement. Larger spaces created by two, three or more missing teeth do not necessarily need one implant per tooth, however the exact number of implants will depend upon the …

How long does dental implant treatment take?

For routine cases, from the time of dental implant placement to the time of placing the first teeth, treatment times can vary between 3 – 12 months. The availability of better bone can be used to decrease treatment time, whilst more time and care must be taken with poorer bone, which …

Can dental implants be placed next to natural teeth?

Dental implants are routinely placed beside natural teeth and this is generally very safe to do. The only exception to this would be if the natural root was very curved or tilted unfavourably in the proposed path of the implant. This could cause the root to be damaged by the implant, …

Can dental implants preserve bone?

This is one of the most important features of dental implants. Once in place and supporting teeth, everyday functional forces stimulate the surrounding bone which responds by becoming stronger and more dense. Like all things there are limits to how much work an implant can do. …

Do you need to have a healthy mouth for dental implants?

If you are aware of bad breath, loose teeth, or have noticed excessive bleeding, particularly when your teeth are cleaned professionally, you may have gum problems. Periodontal (gum) disease is a major cause of bone loss and with reduced bone, dental implant treatment can be more complicated.

How do I look after dental implants?

For most implant-supported teeth you will be able to clean around each supporting implant by brushing and flossing in just the same way that you would around natural teeth and tooth-supported bridges. In some areas special floss, interdental toothbrushes and other cleaning aids may be needed to maintain good oral hygiene. …

A B Dental ImplantsA.B. Implants are a relative new-comer to the world of dental implants but they have already proved themselves to be a highly innovative and ground breaking company having patented the ‘groovy’ implant system now used by world leaders Branemark.

Their implant system offers great flexibility in terms of situations where they can be used successfully, with a range of abutments for almost every situation. And unusually for an implant of this price there is even a screw retained option.

With special coatings, the ‘Groovy’ system, a full range of implant abutments and more, this implant system punches well above it’s weight for it’s price. The only trade-off is the length of the product gaurantee at 2 years compared to Camlog Implants at 5 years and Branemark Implants at 10 years.

See the following for more information:

What is a dental implant?

A dental implant is essentially a substitute for a natural root and commonly it is screw or cylinder shaped. Each implant is placed into a socket carefully drilled at the precise location of the intended tooth. If an implant has a screw-thread on its outer surface it can be screwed into …

If you do not have enough bone for dental implants what can be done?

So far we have covered the building blocks that are part of routine implant placement. This has included the initial examination and diagnosis, sedation during surgery and what to expect after the implants have been placed. However, for some people, bone loss after the removal or loss of teeth leaves them …

Can dental implants be placed next to natural teeth?

Dental implants are routinely placed beside natural teeth and this is generally very safe to do. The only exception to this would be if the natural root was very curved or tilted unfavourably in the proposed path of the implant. This could cause the root to be damaged by the implant, …

Can dental implants preserve bone?

This is one of the most important features of dental implants. Once in place and supporting teeth, everyday functional forces stimulate the surrounding bone which responds by becoming stronger and more dense. Like all things there are limits to how much work an implant can do. …

Case Study – Teeth replacement

Fighting a loosing battle to gum disease, all of this patient teeth were mobile and there were visible signs of bone loss. Dr. Kaman, who placed over 15,000 dental implants …