All-porcelain crown (also called porcelain crown) aim to achieve a good aesthetic appearance compatible with natural teeth. For molar teeth, metal or porcelain fused metal crowns (PFM) offer more effective solutions.
a women choosing All-Porcelain Crowns in dental clinic in Turkey
All porcelain crowns are ideal for;
  • Restoring chipped teeth,
  • Protecting weak teeth,
  • Covering a large filling,
  • Covering dental implants,
  • Covering misshapen teeth,
  • Covering discolored teeth.
Porcelain teeth have high light transmittance capacity and can adapt very well with your natural teeth. Gray color formation on the gums, which is quite common in Metal crowns or metal fused porcelain (PFM) crowns, is not the case for porcelain crowns. Thus, the patients can keep their natural smile for years.

What is a All Porcelain Crown?

Ceramics have a high level of intra-oral stability due to their biocompatible and inert structure. With ceramics, the same tooth color can be simulated. Dental ceramics are strengthened through metal particles or polycrystalline to provide better results.
dentist carry out  All-Porcelain Crowns  treatment on the teeth of women
Studies have shown that there has been a significant increase in the number of people who prefer all porcelain crowns in recent years due to their aesthetic success and minimally invasive tooth preparation.
All-porcelain crowns don't contain any metal. Porcelain Fused to Metal (PFM) crowns is reinforced by covering their inner parts with metal. These two types have entirely different features, and it would be wrong to consider them the same porcelain crown.
Differences Between All Porcelain Crowns vs PFM
All-Porcelain Crown Porcelain Fused Metal Crown
Thin structure (Around 1mm) Bold Structure (Around 1.5-2 mm)
Require Minimally Invasive surgery Require Invasive surgery
Less Life Expectancy (Around 10 years) High Life Expectancy (Around 20 years)
Biocompatible and don’t cause side effects May cause allergies and gray color line on the gum
Aesthetically satisfying because of high transmittance capacity Don’t provide desired results because of light low or almost no transmittance capacity.

Who Can Benefit the Most from All-Porcelain Crown?

Ceramics have a high level of intra-oral stability, and the natural tooth shade can be simulated with ceramic crowns. Dental ceramics are now produced by strengthening them with metal particles or polycrystalline through modern technology.
Research has shown that there have been significant increases in the number of porcelain coated in recent years because of its aesthetic success, and it requires minimal invasive tooth preparation.
All porcelain crowns, which do not contain any metal ingredients. Porcelain fused to metal (PFM) crowns, on the other hand, are entirely different dental crowns because of their metal component. These two types have completely different characteristics, and it would be wrong to evaluate both in the same crowns category.
women smiles with a nice teeth after choosing  All-Porcelain Crowns

All Porcelain Crown Procedure of Treatment

As with other crown treatments, the procedure begins with the patient's first consultation and examination. At this stage, the patient's expectations from treatment should be well understood for a successful treatment.
During the preparation stage, the dentist cleans dental infections, bacteria, and plaque formations. The necessary filling and root canal treatments need to be completed. The dentist scrapes the upper and sides of the teeth to form a space for the crowns. In case of too much tooth loss due to caries, the dentist fills them with a filling material to strengthen it. 
After shaping the tooth, the copy of the tooth is taken with the help of paste along with the teeth on the sides. These impressions are sent to a laboratory to produce permanent crowns. The patient is called again to attach the permanent porcelain crowns for teeth within a week. 
In the second session, the patient's temporary crowns are removed and permanent crowns are attached. If CAD-CAM technology is available in the clinic, permanent crowns can be attached to the patient within the same day of the treatment without having to wear temporary crowns. 

How Much Does Porcelain Crown Cost in European Countries?

Turkey's success in aesthetic dentistry is so popular, especially among European tourists. Since it is not covered by insurance, patients from countries where dental costs are high prefer countries like Turkey that provide quality and affordability simultaneously. Below you can revive the cost of porcelain crowns in different regions.
  Turkey USA UK  Germany
All-Porcelain Crown  $150-250 (Porcelain crowns cost front teeth) $600-1800  £450-900 €400-800
Porcelain-Fused-To-Metal Crown $100-200 $500-1500 £350-900 €400-700
Zirconia Crown  $150-300 $650-2000 £650-1000 €550-900

Which is Better, Zirconia or All-Porcelain Crown?

There is no single answer to this question since each patient has their requirements. 

All-Porcelain vs. Zirconia Crowns;

Although zirconia crowns can provide the desired aesthetic outcome, like porcelain crowns, they require more trimming on the tooth surfaces. Due to the structure of zirconia, microscopic fissures do not occur, so staining and discoloration caused by these tiny fissures are less common in zirconia crowns than in porcelain crowns. Zirconia crowns also have stronger adhesion resistance than porcelain crowns.
If you have a sufficient budget and if your dentist recommends it, zirconia crowns could be a better solution for you. However, especially in the frontal region, dentists usually tend to prefer all porcelain crowns. 
plastic teeth model is examined by a turkish dentist

How Long Do Porcelain Crowns Take?

The patient is required to visit one or maybe two times to the dental provider. In the first stage of treatment, X-ray, 3D examination, and the patient's expectations from treatment are evaluated. After this stage, if necessary, filling and root canal treatment are applied. The necessary preparations for a tooth take about half an hour. However, this period varies according to the number of treated teeth.
Following the first visit, the patient is called again within a week to wear his permanent teeth. Since CAD-GAM technology is available in most clinics, patients can wear their permanent crowns within the same treatment day.

What is the Average Life of a All Porcelain Crown?

According to clinical studies, the 10 years survival rate of the all-porcelain crown is about 75% or 80%.  This rate is 90% for Porcelain Fused Metal (PFM) crowns, 88 %for Zirconia crowns, and 90 % for Emax crowns.
Researches also show that all-porcelain crowns’ lifespan varies according to the material type, the producing technique, the parameters of the patient, local factors, and oral care habits.

Advantages of All Porcelain Crowns

Here are some of the benefits of all-porcelain crowns ; 
  • They provide practical solutions for cracked or damaged teeth,
  • Decayed teeth and gaps can be covered with porcelain crowns,
  • They are also effective solutions for the strengthening weakened or treated teeth,
  • They require less trimming on the tooth surface than other crowns,
  • They provide significant improvements in the appearance of the misshapen teeth.  


sunbed is on the one of Antalya beach

Why Get Dental Implants Abroad?

Turkey has been the primary destination for European and Russian patients with its quality and affordable dental care. To learn more about the benefits of getting dental treatment in Turkey, here are the reasons;
  • Patients can reach Turkey with one direct flight from Europe or Russia,
  • Patients can combine their treatments with a beautiful holiday and still pay less than their countries. 
  • Dental clinics in Turkey are equipped with state-of-the-art technology,
  • Up to %70 percent of affordable prices,
  • English-speaking dentists,
  • Experienced and well-educated dentists.

Why are All-Porcelain Crowns Cheaper in Turkey?

To see why dental treatment prices are cheaper, the factors affecting treatment expenses should be well understood. These factors include;
 All-Porcelain Crowns before after image taken in Turkey dental clinic
  • Technology and material used for dental treatments (The cost is the same in Turkey as in any improved country)
  • The price requested by the dentist or dental clinic (70 % more affordable in Turkey)
  • Laboratory and technician fees (70 % more affordable price in Turkey)
  • Taxes (There is no governmental tax on health tourism in Turkey.)
  • Exchange rates and currencies differences
Health tourism in Turkey has a faster growth rate than the world average. So, dental clinics make significant investments in their clinics to take more stakes from the competition.  

Can You Whiten Porcelain Crowns?

It is not possible to bleach again when porcelain crowns are stained. In such cases, they should be changed depending on the level of stains.

Can All-Porcelain Crowns be Shortened?

It is possible to make small restorations on all-porcelain crowns or veneers. But, after the treatment, they must be polished again. A cosmetic dentist must perform these procedures.

Do Porcelain Crowns Stain? 

Porcelain crowns can be stained due to minor structural cracks if not cared for well. It is not possible to eliminate severe stains even with professional care.

Do All-Porcelain Crowns Crack Easily?

The weakest point of porcelain crowns is their resistance to breaks. So, these crowns are not recommended for people with tooth-grinding and teeth-squeezing habits.

How to Polish Porcelain Crowns at Home?

All-porcelain crowns are crafted by glazing them at high temperatures, so the re-polishing of porcelain teeth does not provide the same aesthetic appearance. Polishing in home conditions can cause more harm than good because of the microscopic cracks in the porcelain. If there is a porcelain crown on the implants, the implant can be removed and re-glazed by your dental provider.