Dental Crowns

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Dental Crown

A dental crown is an artificial tooth that functions as a replacement of the lost tooth. It’s cemented into the existing teeth or dental implants, and can only be removed by a professional.

To restore your smile, you might need a dental crown, depending on how damaged your teeth are. Dental crowns improve your mouth’s appearance by replacing a broken tooth’s shape, size, and strength.

You might be in need of a dental crown if you require a filling or a root canal treatment. If you have broken cusps, excessively worn out teeth, or discolored and disproportionate teeth, a dental crown might be right for you.

Crowns are one of the most popular treatments performed in dental offices. That is why Mexican Dentists offers three different types of crowns.

Types of Dental Crowns

First, there’s going to be an examination of the damaged tooth, and our dentist will proceed to give it the proper shape to support a crown. When the tooth is ready, an impression of the tooth and its surrounding area will help us make your permanent crown on the same day of your visit.

These are the following types of dental crowns most commonly used:

E-max Crown. Commonly used for aesthetic purposes, an E-Max crown gets made from all-ceramic materials. This kind of dental piece gets mostly recommended for the front teeth; they are strong, durable, and look exactly like natural teeth. This material is excellent for individual crowns, tooth bridges that do not require more than three units, and as an aesthetic renewal treatment.

Zirconia Crown. This zirconium-made crown is incredibly resilient and can stand wear and tear. It also looks completely natural. These caps do not contain any metals and become modified correctly to the size, shape, and color of your teeth. Our one-of-a-kind Zirconia Cerec® equipment made it possible for us to create a custom zirconia crown for you in just one day.

PFG Crown. PFG stands for “porcelain-fused-to-gold.” As the acronym says, this type of cap is gold on the inside, and it’s covered with porcelain on the outside to provide a more aesthetic and pleasant look. Even if they have a gold interior, PFG crowns are not hazardous, and they give teeth a natural look.

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Benefits of Dental Crowns

A dental crown is a custom made cap that covers the entirety of the tooth, from the chewing surface to the gum line. Dental Crowns are created and placed for medical and cosmetic purposes.

Many patients have heard of dental crowns, but may not be entirely sure how they can help their teeth look and function better. At Mexican Dental Practices we want our patients to understand the treatment options available to them and their advantages. These are the top benefits of getting dental crowns:

  • They can help relieve uncomfortable symptoms. It’s recommended to place a dental crown to complete a restorative treatment, repairing damage to a tooth’s enamel or structure. If you suffer from extensive decay, a tooth root infection, or oral trauma such as a fracture, chip, or breakage, your tooth may ache or feel sore.
  • They require a relatively simple procedure to create and place. Some people mistakenly believe that dental crown treatment is complicated or intensive. In reality, this procedure is minimally invasive and relatively straightforward.
  • They’re custom made to suit your smile. The mexican dental clinic of your choosing will design your dental crown according to your exact specifications in terms of shape, size, color, and fit. You can feel confident that this individualized treatment will suit your needs, preferences, and budget.
  • They enhance the appearance of your teeth. Dental crowns are primarily used as part of restorative procedures, but they also offer numerous cosmetic benefits. Since they fit over the tooth, they can instantly correct discoloration, staining, misshapen teeth, crookedness, chips, cracks, fractures, and more. For these reason, some patients use them as a purely aesthetic treatment, much like porcelain veneers.
  • They typically last for many years. At mexican dentist practices, we use strong, beautiful materials to manufacture our patients’ dental crowns. With proper care (including regular brushing and flossing, as well as routine examinations and cleanings), these permanent prostheses can last between 15 and 30 years. This means that you can enjoy the benefits of dental crowns for decades.

Crowns vs. Veneers

A veneer can be a beautiful restoration for a tooth. It is a thin porcelain shell placed over a tooth. Veneers can be used for many of the same problems as what crowns can.

There are a few benefits in certain situations that crowns can provide. Potentially the largest benefit of a crown is the strength that it offers a tooth. If the center of the tooth is suspect to fracture, the crown will accept much of the harmful forces.

The crown circumferentially covers the tooth and eliminates the possibility of the tooth breaking outward.

Dental Crown Cost in Mexico

Average prices for dental crowns in the United States are at about $2500. In some places, like Beverly Hills, they can reach $4500 or higher. Prices for dental crowns in Mexico may vary by size, location, and condition of the tooth. It will also depend on the materials used to fabricate said piece.

At a mexican dental clinic, you will receive top-notch dental work for 75 percent less than in the United States.

Treatment Price List Mexico USA
Root Canal $6000 $24300
Dental Implants $500 $1500
Porcelain Crown $1000 $4000

**These are estimated prices, not the standard.


Dental Crowns Procedure

It typically takes a dentist two separate appointments to make and place a new dental crown for a patient.

The first appointment involves:

  • Preparing (shaping) the tooth.
  • Taking its impression.
  • Placing a temporary crown. The time needed to perform these steps can range from 30 minutes to an hour.

During the time period between the two appointments, a dental laboratory will fabricate the crown. Two weeks or so are usually allotted for this process. However, in some cases mexican dental clinic use Sirona technology to create your dental crowns on the spot, making the process much faster than usual.

Check for this service before deciding on a dentist in Mexico. When the patient returns for their second visit, the dentist will cement the finished crown into place. This step can usually be completed in about 20 minutes or so.

As a variation of this basic process, some dentists have the needed equipment where they can make and place dental crowns in a single visit, in just an hour or two of appointment time.

Numbing the tooth. Before the process of making your crown is begun, your dentist will need to anesthetize (numb up) both your tooth and the gum tissue that surrounds it. In the case that your tooth has had root canal treatment, it won’t need numbing. However, your dentist may still feel that anesthetizing its gum tissue is necessary.


Preparing (shaping) the tooth. All crowns need to have a certain minimal thickness.

  • This insures that they have enough bulk to have adequate strength.
  • And in the case of porcelain crowns, enough ceramic thickness to be able to create a life-like translucency.


For most types of crowns, this minimal thickness lies on the order of about two millimeters, which is just a little more than a sixteenth of an inch. As our animation illustrates, this much trimming is generally required on all sides of the tooth.


Additional tooth reduction. As the trimming process takes place your dentist must remove any decay that’s present. They must also remove all tooth structure or filling material that’s loose or unsound. Due to these requirements, some portions of your tooth may be trimmed substantially. (That’s not necessarily a concern. The crown will just be thicker in those areas.)


The prepared tooth must have a specific shape. Besides reducing the overall size of your tooth, your dentist must also trim it so it has a specific shape. The tooth must be given a slightly tapered form, so the crown (a hard object that can’t flex) can be slipped over it.


The tooth’s shape helps to insure the crown’s retention and stability. A crown isn’t just held in place by dental cement. The shape of the tooth on which it sits plays a significant role in providing for its stability and retention.

  • The larger the nub of tooth that extends up into the interior of a crown (and the more parallel the opposite sides of the nub are), the better it will stay in place.
  • There can be times when so much of a tooth has broken off or decayed away that the dentist must first “build up” the tooth with filling material (make the tooth taller) before they shape it for its crown.


Taking an impression of the prepared tooth. Once your dentist has completed shaping your tooth, they will need to make a copy of it by way of taking a dental impression. There are two different processes by which this step can be performed.


How the impression is taken. Most dentists will take an impression of your tooth using a paste or putty-like compound that’s often just referred to as “impression material.”

  • The prepared tooth is washed and dried.
  • Small diameter yarn is tucked around the tooth, in the space between it and its surrounding gum tissue. The idea is that the cord pushes the gum tissue back away from the tooth. Then later, after it’s been removed, the gums will stay back long enough for the impression material to seep around the tooth, thus allowing it to capture a copy of the entire tooth preparation.
  • A small amount of runny impression material is squirted around the tooth.
  • A tray that’s been filled with a thick impression putty is then squished over the tooth and its neighboring teeth and allowed to sit for some minutes.
  • As the different impression materials set, they fuse together into a single unit.
  • When removed from the mouth, the impression contains a copy of both the prepared tooth and the teeth on that jaw.


An impression of the opposing teeth (the teeth that the crown will chew against) will need to be taken too. As well as some sort of “bite” impression to record the way the patient bites their teeth together

State-of-the-Art Dental Technology

Standard procedures for dental crowns in Mexico usually take two visits: one for setting up to your teeth and make impressions for the dental crown and a second for the placement of said piece.

Don’t settle for standard procedures, though. Clinics like Trust Dental Care in Tijuana have cutting-edge technology like the Sirona CEREC® equipment that allows them to digitally design and fabricate your crown on the same day of your visit.

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