Metal-ceramic crowns in Albania: Best prices for dental crowns

Metal ceramic crowns in Albania are a type of highly biocompatible crowns which are made of alloys covered by a special ceramic material such as porcelain. They provide excellent strength, durability and resistance. 

Dr. Roland Zhuka is a well-known implantologist, specialized in advanced implantology in Rome, Italy. The doctor has also successfully completed other specializations in the US, Lisbon, and Berlin. All treatments can be done under Conscious sedation or total anesthesia since our dental clinic is located inside the best Private Hospital in the Balkans.

Metallic-ceramic crowns in Tirana, Albania

Patients have different ideas when it comes to dentistry, some of them love the innovations, while others love the unchanged classics. The same works for dental crowns, some people prefer metal-ceramic dental crowns.

Our clinic is here to give you the opportunity for these new dentistry innovations, as well as the classics- We have years of experience and training in dental crowns.

Located in Tirana, Albania, we give you the chance to choose from several options when it comes to dental crowns, following the severity of your teeth’s conditions and your economic limits.

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What metal are metal-ceramic crowns made of?

The following are several types of metal from which crowns are made:

  • Nickel: A flexible material that is comfortable to use, but can cause an allergic reaction.
  • Molybdenum: Not used in its pure form, but added to an admixture to increase the elasticity of the metal.
  • Titanium: Which is a hypoallergenic material, but quite expensive. As a result, it is used less often.
  • Gold: Due to the high cost of the metal, gold crowns are only made to order. They do, matter of fact, have the first spot as the best solution because they are most biocompatible with the human body.
  • Chromium-cobalt: This is the most affordable option, but also it has high biocompatibility- it does not cause allergies and prevents tooth caries.

In nowadays dentistry, for the production of metal-ceramic crowns, a chromium-cobalt mixture is the most commonly used, due to its relatively affordable price and its good functionality. Formerly, gold was used to create crowns for teeth, because it had both high strength and aesthetics. Then it started getting mixed with platinum, and after a while, the fancy metals were dropped due to their high prices. Consequently, chromium-cobalt crowns became the most optimal option. They do not have high aesthetics but they are truly durable.

What are the advantages of metal-ceramic crowns?

The price and quality ratio is entirely justified when it comes to metal-ceramic crowns. Therefore when using prosthetics, most patients and dentists prefer them.

Metal-ceramic crowns are used to install bridges. If in need of a dental bridge, the option here is only cermets, which will not bend or break during a heavy load.

The following is a list of the advantages of metal-ceramic crowns:

  • Prevent caries: due to their high biocompatibility.
  • Affordable price: it is easily suitable for anybody and everybody.
  • High strength: this doesn’t need a comment as it is quite simple- metal-ceramic crowns have enough strength to take any load real dental crowns would.
  • Long service life: they last for a long time.
  • Longlasting color: their color doesn’t easily change and they are in a way immune to stains that come from coffee, smoking, or wine.

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But, why aren’t the metal-ceramic crowns the best option?

Metal crowns have normally a daily large volume since there must be many layers of ceramic to cover the blue-ish tint. Additionally, the thickness of the cap can reach from 1.5 to 2 mm, which pimples a strong turning of the tooth, which means high trauma.

The list below presents you with some of the cons of metal-ceramic crowns:

  • Blue-ish tinge in the gum area: as you have probably noticed in people that have previously gotten metal-ceramic crowns, there is a blue-ish tint found in the gingivitis area.
  • Some admixtures can cause allergic reactions: easy, different people have reactions to different metals mixture. Which means that your body might react to the metal used.
  • Removal of substantial tooth structure: during the cleaning for the insertion of the metal-ceramic crown a chunk of the tooth structure has to be removed.
  • Inferior aesthetics: unfortunately, metal-ceramic crowns aren’t aesthetically pleasing to the eye, different from other more expensive dental crowns.

Contraindications for metal-ceramic crowns

Contraindications for the metal-ceramic crowns include patients with untreated periodontal diseases, as per all fixed restorations. The disease should be treated before any action is taken. They are all an absolute no in your patients with large pulp chambers. And lastly, they are contraindicated when more conservative retainers are technically feasible.

About Dr. Roland Zhuka

Dr. Roland Zhuka is a well-known implantologist, specialized in advanced implantology in Rome, Italy. The doctor has also successfully completed other specializations in the US, Lisbon, and Berlin,

What is the process of creating metal-ceramic crowns?

The whole process of creating a dental crown from metal-ceramic consists of three steps:

  • One of the layers (the metal frame) is cast from the selected admixture or fancy materials. The shape of the base is tried on and adjusted under the plaster model, which is created from the impression of the jaw.
  • The second layer (the ceramic one) is applied and then fired to cover the metallic shade. The artwork comes next, which consists of creating the natural color and transparency of the coating, followed by the ceramic layers’ deception.
  • The last stage includes covering the finished product with a special substance that can protect the crown from external influences and give it its shine.

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How long does putting a crown on a tooth take and how is it done?

There are several stages to the procedure of inserting a crown into a tooth. However, in general, the procedure takes from two to three weeks if dental treatment is not needed. Logically, the more crowns you need to get done, the more time it will take.

In simpler words the process involves the below stages:

  • Step one: Consultation and inspection.
  • Step two: Dental treatment and nerve removal. Sometimes, root canal filling.
  • Step three: Anesthesia and tooth grinding.
  • Step four: Removal of silicone impressions of the jaw.
  • Step five: Selection the color of the crown.
  • Step six: Installation of a temporary crown.
  • Step seven: Installation of a permanent crown.

What’s better? Metal-free ceramics or a metal-ceramic crown?

To compare the two, several factors are put on the scales: cost, quality, service life, guarantee, biocompatibility, repairment possibility, and much more. The patients always put those on a scale when wanting to choose something affordable, yet high quality.

When it comes to ceramic crowns: yes, they have a few advantages, like the lack of blue-ness compared to metal-ceramic crowns. They also have high aesthetics, the metal-ceramic crown’s lack of, as well as, the biocompatibility in their cases is higher and the presence of allergic reactions is lower. However, their high prices are what withdraws patients from choosing them.

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So, am I the right candidate for metal-ceramic crowns?

Most people that undergo the procedure of dental crowns are people that do not have any other issue other than for their teeth to be natural-looking and aesthetically pleasing. Whoever has a broken, cracked, or chipped too but still has the tooth root intact can use a dental crown. In case somebody has tooth decay or any periodontal disease, they would have to treat it before getting dental crowns done. Some of the conditions that make you the right candidate for dental crowns are mentioned below:

  • Not having metal sensitivity: A patient allergic to metals cannot, and we emphasize this, be the right candidate for metal-ceramic crowns, as these types of dental crowns are purely based on a mixture of metal and ceramic. Your right solution would be zirconia crowns.
  • Having the right bone density: To place implants, having a good bone density is of great importance. It is necessary, mostly because, a sufficient amount of bone can support the implant effectively.
  • Having good oral hygiene: When deciding of having a treatment taken for your dental condition it is important to take care of your oral hygiene and brush your teeth with the proper technique and use dental floss and mouthwash.
  • Having gum in good condition: The minute you decided that you are going to have a dental crown placement, you should be informed that the implants will be inserted into your jawbone, which means that patients who have gum diseases cannot be the right candidates.

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Frequently asked Questions

Dental crowns, in general, have a long endurance, but that of course depends on certain factors: Mainly good oral hygiene is a must, but avoiding any kind of unhealthy food, that put any sort of pressure on the crowns, is a plus. 

Not quite. The procedure itself does not include any serious oral surgery, which subsequently means that it is not hurtful as you might think. Before placing your crown, your dentist will remove any damaged enamel. Next, the enamel will be trimmed and shaped into a stable, where the new crown will take place. Research has shown that patients do not find the procedure painful.

The metal-ceramic restoration is one of the most commonly used indirect restorative systems, with about 40 years of use and a high success rate. Nevertheless, porcelain remains the top material of choice for the aesthetic veneering of teeth, metal, or high-strength ceramic.

The procedure itself takes only two to four hours. After scheduling an appointment and having it, the dentist takes about one to two hours to prepare the crown. Once the crown is built, it is cemented into place.

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