Tooth Crown

A tooth crown is a cover on a tooth. It is placed on a tooth after a surgery. The purpose of a crown is to make a tooth stronger after a surgery. It preserves the shape, size, and strength of the tooth. The tooth also looks better after placing a tooth crown over it.

A tooth crown is placed on the tooth after many dental procedures like root canal treatment, dental implant etc.

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Types of Tooth Crown

Tooth crowns are made using four types of material: Zirconia, Porcelain, Metal, and Acrylic.

These are the strongest and the best type of tooth crown.

These are cheaper than the zirconia tooth crown and are commonly used.

These are only made of metal, and not recommended.

These are very weak, and not recommended.

Zirconia Tooth Crown

Zirconia tooth crown is the strongest and best tooth crown. It has no metal in it and therefore looks like a natural

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tooth. It is more expensive than porcelain dental bridge. We use zirconia tooth dental bridge in all treatments.

Porcelain with Metal

A porcelain dental bridge is made by putting a layer of porcelain (ceramic) over a metal crown. It is

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cheaper than zirconia dental bridge and has high strength. However, it is not as strong as zirconia dental bridge.

Metal Tooth Crown

Metal crown is made completely from metal.  It is not recommended because it is black in color and looks bad. Metal

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crown is very cheap in cost and has a long life.

Acrylic Tooth Crown

Acrylic crown is very weak. It is used as a temporary tooth after an implant surgery. Its life is 6 months. It is replaced

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with a zirconia or porcelain tooth crown later on.

Procedure for Placing Tooth Crown

A tooth crown is placed in 2 days in two parts.

First Visit: After a surgery on the tooth like implant or root canal treatment, the dentist takes an impression of the mouth. It takes 10-15 minutes. Tooth crown is made in 1-2 days.

Second Visit:  After a gap of 2 days, in the second visit, the tooth crown is permanently glued to the surface of the tooth using a very strong chemical. It takes 20-30 minutes to apply a tooth crown on one tooth.

Precautions after Treatment

  • Eat soft food for 24 hours after the surgery
  • Avoid hot food and drinks for 24 hours after surgery
  • Do not drink from a straw for 24 hours
  • Do not spit or gargle or rinse harshly for 24 hours
  • Take prescribed medicine on time
  • Keep your teeth clean and maintain good oral hygiene.

Equipment Used to Make Tooth Crowns, Dental Veneers, Dental Bridge

CAD / CAM Machine

Dental Equipment

A CAD / CAM (Computer Aided Design and Computer Aided Manufacturing) machine is used to manufacture tooth crown, dental veneers, Lumineers, and dental bridge from zirconia (ceramic) material. This machine has high accuracy and is completely automatic.

Intra-oral Scanner

Dental Equipment

An intra-oral scanner takes a 3D image of the mouth. This 3D image is directly sent to the CAD / CAM machine that makes tooth crown, dental veneers, Lumineers, and dental bridge from zirconia (ceramic) material, that fits perfectly on the tooth.

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Dental Equipment

Cost of Tooth Crown is - $ 80

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All dental procedures usually use only zirconia and porcelain dental crowns , so we have listed the cost of zirconia and porcelain dental crowns in USA and outside USA.

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The average cost of a tooth crown (zirconia) is $ 1260 in USA and $ 80 outside of USA at our clinic.

Cost details:

Type of Tooth Crown

Cost in USA

Cost outside of USA

Tooth Crown (Zirconia)

$ 1260

$ 80

Tooth Crown (Porcelain)

$ 840

$ 60

  • Tooth Crown (Zirconia):

Cost in USA

: $ 1260

Cost outside of USA

: $ 80

  • Tooth Crown (Porcelain):

Cost in USA

: $ 840

Cost outside of USA

: $ 60

Read more about the cost of tooth crown here.

Low Cost and Affordable Tooth Crown

Medical Tourism

Tooth crown is very expensive in USA, but you can save a lot of money by traveling to an affordable location outside of USA for 3-4 days for the treatment.

For example, at our clinic, the cost of a tooth crown (zirconia) is $ 80 which is 16 times lower

Medical Tourism

than the average cost of $ 1260 in USA. So, you can save a lot of money, and at the same time enjoy a free holiday trip.

Read more about dental tourism here.

Read more about affordable dental treatment here.

Frequently Asked Questions​


Question: Is it painful to place a tooth crown?

Answer: No, it is a completely painless procedure.

Question: Do you use anesthesia to reduce pain?
Answer: Yes, anesthesia is used to numb the mouth. You will be fully awake during the treatment and you will not feel any pain in the mouth.


Question: How many days are required for the complete procedure of tooth crown?
Answer: The complete procedure of tooth crown takes 3-4 days at our clinic.

Question: How long will the tooth last after placing a tooth crown on it?
Answer: A tooth crown extends the life of a tooth by 10-15 years.


Question: Do I need to visit the dentist more often after the treatment?
Answer: No, you do not need to visit the dentist more often, after the treatment is over.

Question: Does a tooth crown look like a natural tooth?
Answer: Yes, a tooth crown looks like a natural tooth.

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