Dental Crown

 

PROCEDURE OVERVIEW

Surgery: Dental Crown (Cap)

A dental crown completely covers and protects a tooth. It can be used after a root canal treatment or for a broken or weakened tooth to provide protection and strength.

A dental crown may also be recommended to improve the appearance of front teeth where veneers are not a suitable option.

While the outer material of a dental crown is porcelain so as to appear like a natural tooth, the underlying structure may be made of an alloy or precious metal for strength or additional protection. Full porcelain crowns are also available.

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How soon can I have this treatment?

We can secure priority appointments for our clients subject to the dental specialist’s availability. However it is best to request an appointment well in advance.

What are crowns and what are they used for?

Crowns are similar to a cap that fits around the natural tooth. They are used to provide strength and protection to teeth that may have become brittle or cracked or are weakened due to a root canal treatment. They are also used for smile makeovers to improve the appearance of misaligned or uneven teeth. They can be used in cases where veneers are unsuitable to improve the appearance of chipped or discoloured teeth.

What are crowns made of?

Most dental crowns are made of a combination of a metal base/framework covered with porcelain. This provides strength and if softer precious metals are used as the base, they can provide added protection to the root of the tooth. Full porcelain crowns are also available.

Which teeth can I have crowns for?

Virtually any teeth can have a crown fitted if recommended by the surgeon.

What preparation is needed for crowns?

The dentist prepares the teeth with the hand-piece to reduce the overall size of the tooth on all five surfaces. If necessary a post may also be placed into the natural tooth for strength.

How long does it take to get crowns made?

Usually about 7-10 days is required after having teeth prepared and the impressions sent to the laboratory. The preparation process can take several days dependent upon the condition and number of your teeth to be crowned.

How are crowns fixed to the teeth?

They are then cemented to your teeth by the dentist. A post may be required to provide strength.

How long do I have to stay in Thailand?

If you have no underlying conditions such as gum disease or other problems 10 days is usually long enough to have your teeth prepared and the crowns produced and fitted. If you have other dental health issues that will affect the teeth to be crowned, it will have to be addressed first and may take additional time.

Why can’t I leave sooner?

The crowns are produced in a laboratory and time is required to produce them.

How much do crowns cost?

The cost of crowns vary dependant upon the location of the tooth and the materials used. To get a free estimate for crowns please click here

How can I get a dental opinion before travelling overseas?

To get a free dental opinion and estimate for treatment please send your photos/dental report and x-rays if possible. Please also complete the questionnaire by clicking here

Can I have dental treatment and plastic surgery?

Some plastic surgery and dental treatment can be arranged during the same trip but it is not recommended to have dental treatment after facial surgery including eyelids surgery or vision correction.

Can I talk to a past patient?

Yes, many of our clients are very happy to talk to others that are planning dental treatment through Stunning Makeovers. Before we can put you in touch, please send your photos and complete the questionnaire by clicking here.

 

TESTIMONIALS

Nick G from Auckland, New Zealand

Every attention to making sure that the work was pain free. Well fitting and comfortable was made. All went very well.

Chris W from Queensland Australia

To all the staff at Sea Smile thank you for my new smile – just fantastic after 25 years with stained front teeth – just wonderful, very happy. Will recommend to all back home.

Matt K from Auckland, NZ

I found Stunning Makeovers on the internet and am very satisfied with their service.

My dental surgeon was friendly, professional and courteous and so were the nursing staff. The service was efficient and prices affordable.

I would return for more dental treatment and recommend Stunning Makeovers for the efficient and quick response.

Thanks for your service Paul.  It was very good and appreciated by both of us. Sea Smile Dental Clinic was recommendable and will probably use them again as more treatment for me is required. Phuket also is a wonderful destination.

Peter M from Melbourne, Australia

Hi Paul, I would just like to thank you for all your help and professionalism in dealing with me during my recent trip to the dentist in Thailand. As you well know I was very nervous in going overseas to get my teeth done and very nervous about the hotel I was booked into.

But after going to Sea Smile and staying at the Resort I could not have been in better hands. The dentist was a no pain procedure and to have 17 crowns done in a week …..is beyond my dreams.

The staff at Sea Smile were great. They explained everything and went through how it was to be done they were so friendly it just put my mind at ease.

The resort could not have been any better it was first class and the staff were extremely helpful all the time nothing was to much trouble for them.

The rooms were clean, tidy and very comfortable. The room was cleaned every day and fresh towels were supplied. This is a very safe and friendly resort to stay in and I would recommend it to anyone who asked me.

Paul thanks you again for arranging this for me …..and at a quater of the cost that it would have cost me in Australia and with 20 times better service.

Paul thanks again.

Ruth B from Victoria, Australia

I am Extremely satisfied with Stunning Makeovers service - always helpful, efficient and prompt in service. Also very informative and not hurried. Very professional.

The dentist was absolutely fantastic, again, efficient, professional and you were made to feel like you were in very good hands. The nursing and support staff went above and beyond the call of duty to make you as comfortable as possible.

The service was second to none. They dealt with each change of circumstance efficiently and always managed to provide the service you needed when you needed it.

Upon stepping inside the building I knew I was in the right hands. The dental surgery had all the facilities you needed and was immaculately clean.

I was extremely impressed with the whole experience from start to finish. I will be returning to the same dentist in May 2012

I would absolutely recommend Stunning Makeovers to others Because of all the reasons I stated above.

Bernice W from Gold Coast Australia

I am delighted with my newly capped teeth - they are BEAUTIFUL!  I will forward you a copy of the 'thank you' mail I sent to the lovely staff at Sea Smile.  The accommodation you arranged for me at the Resort was perfect thank you.

I did have to extend my stay there for an additional 8 days as the work on my teeth was quite demanding.  All the staff at the Clinic were very caring and the result is extremely rewarding.

Am really thrilled with my newly capped teeth and am most grateful to you for arranging the dental procedure and my lovely accommodation in Phuket.

Geraldine H from Northland, New Zealand

I thought that the dentists were really gentle and understanding, I have a deep seated fear of dentistry and they made it really easy with their understanding manner and approach.

The hotel was great, the room was amazing and the food was delightful. We had a wonderful time and managed to get around and see a few places as well as buy all our belated Christmas presents for everyone. 

I am planning to go back later in the year with a couple of my friends for some work on my face, and on their butts well, so will stay in touch.

Nicky C from Auckland, New Zealand

The staff at Bangkok Smile were friendly and very helpful.  The dentist was excellent, they followed up with your appointment times and made sure you were clear on what treatment you were receiving and at what cost.  There were no hidden costs.

The dentist facilities were clean and comfortable. 

Martene H from Australia

The dentist was brilliant , there was no language barriers , I felt comfortable in trusting the procedure , everything was clear and the appointment times were always on time , we were never kept waiting.  The caring support crew were fabulous, given that I am a big sook. During the procedure, I was given a mink blanket to keep me warm as I got the shakes and they even covered my face as I didn’t want to watch. They kept asking if all was ok and there was never a time I felt left by myself.

As a whole the service was brilliant, organized and caring. I felt the facilities were better than Australia as they were up to date modern machines. The environment was pristine and pure.  

I met a lot of Aussies in the clinic and we met up regularly to exchange words about our dental work, how we felt etc. All of us were brilliantly happy and said we would always come back.

I am absolutely satisfied with the service from the start to finish, I always felt like a patient and not just another number.  The correspondence, the arrangements of accommodation and the supply of relevant maps, information in the travel pack were brilliant.

I already have recommended Stunning Makeovers to others and they are so keen to hear all my experiences, I hope they go ahead as they too won’t be disappointed.

I also want to thank you for the taking the time to answer my 300 questions I had at the start and the doubt I felt was soon overcome when I met all the dental staff.

 

Julia V from New Zealand

I found the company online and after meeting Paul and Swee personally at an information evening, I felt confident to plan for surgery overseas. 

The surgeon was professional and helpful. The dentist definitely knows her stuff.  The results of the work are great. I had a couple of crowns that she was not happy with when they arrived from the technicians so she sent them back.  This was a pain in relation to having to have extra trips to the dentist but I was more than happy to do this to get work that she thought was a higher standard.

Service was excellent at the time of surgery and during subsequent visits; staff were very helpful and quick to offer assistance when needed. The hospital facilities was excellent, definitely as good as any New Zealandhospital. 

I would get more dental treatment if I was in Thailand.

Thanks for all your work on my case, I appreciate your personal and professional help. Ultimately was very satisfied with Stunning Makeover’s service and personal care. 

Shelley L from New Zealand

Sea Smile Dental in Patong was excellent.  Staff were friendly, surgeons excellent in explaining what, how and when treatment would be performed and facilities were clean and modern. 

I am very happy with my new crown and would definitely return to Sea Smile annually for any dental work.

I would recommend Stunning Makeovers to others as they provide a peace of mind to clients as they are a recognised company dealing with overseas service providers.

Evelyn B from Brisbane, Australia

I needed important dental treatment and the group trip was in school holidays, a convenient time for me. I chose Stunning Makeovers because I had used them before.

I am 100% satisfied with Stunning Makeovers service. 

The dental facilities were first class. All dental services were as advised, on time and very gentle. The hotel was lovely.

 

I would return for more dental treatment and definately recommend Stunning Makeovers to others. I had a thoroughly lovely time.

Liz from Coromandel, New Zealand

I was referred to Stunning Makeovers by 2 friends that used Stunning Makeovers. My experience was amazing and I wouldn't hesitate to use Stunning Makeovers again and I am happy to recommend you.

Paul G. from Auckland

The dental practice was professional as were the staff.