Dental Crowns in Turkey

Healthy teeth are an important part of your smile and personality. Discoloured, broken or missing teeth negatively affect your self-image and your wellness. Searching for a solution to this problem, people are asking “What is a dental crown?” A dental crown, also known as a tooth caps, is a dental repair method that completely covers visible parts of damaged or decayed teeth. The design of the crown is similar to natural teeth in terms of shape, size and colour. Crowns also come in 20 different colours, making it easy to meet patients' requests for any procedure. It is then bonded to the tooth or implant to provide durability, support and protection. Dental Crowns are used to cover decayed, cracked, discoloured or deformed teeth. Although they are used in most cases to correct existing teeth aesthetically, they are also used as a bridge to replace missing teeth or implants. 

Your dentist may recommend a crown for:

  • Supporting the tooth with a large filling when there is not enough natural tooth structure left.
  • Using bridges to replace missing teeth.
  • Protects the damaged tooth against breakage.
  • Restoring a damaged or discoloured tooth.
  • Placing a dental implant on it.

Dental crown material has so many options such as a metal crown, a porcelain crown, a zirconia crown, ceramic crowns or mixtures of these. By taking into account factors such as the location of the tooth, the extent of damage, and by exchanging ideas with you, the dentist will determine the type of crown that will best meet your needs. Before the crown can be fitted, your dentist must remove some of the existing tooth structure. The crown can then be placed over the remaining tooth structure. The amount of tooth structure that needs to be cleaned may vary for each case and may also vary depending on the type of crown to be placed. In order to make room for the crown, it is generally necessary to file the teeth approximately 1-2 millimetres from all directions. This amount of cleaning is sufficient to preserve the structural integrity and durability of the remaining tooth and to place the cap material.

Your dentist will evaluate your individual situation and decide the amount of tooth structure that needs to be removed before the crown can be placed. As with all dental treatments, dental crowns have their pros and cons. Listed below are the advantages and disadvantages of dental crowns:


  • It restores the function of the tooth: Dental crown restores the functions of damaged and decayed teeth, allowing you to chew and bite normally again.
  • It looks aesthetically pleasing: The design of crowns is made to match your natural teeth in terms of colour and shape. Thus, it becomes impossible to distinguish them from your other teeth.
  • It is long-lasting: Crowns are made of durable materials such as porcelain, zirconium or ceramics. You can use it for many years if it is properly cared for.
  • It is multi-purpose: Crowns can be used to treat many different dental problems, including fractures, cracks and decay.
  • It provides protection: Crowns cover all exposed parts of a damaged tooth, preventing further damage.


  • It is necessary to prepare the tooth: In order to replace the crown, the tooth must first be filed. This can cause discomfort in some patients.
  • Its cost: Some health insurances may not cover the entire cost.
  • It may cause sensitivity: After having crowns, some patients may feel discomfort or sensitivity due to the filing process.
  • Its risk of decay:  If the tooth under the crown is not cleaned properly or not properly cared for afterwards, it may continue to decay or become infected.
  • It is not a permanent solution: Over time, crown replacement may be needed due to wear, deterioration or other reasons.

Crowns can be produced from various materials such as porcelain, E-max or zirconium with metal infrastructure.

  • Metal-based porcelain: It is mainly used to replace single teeth or as a bridge. The metal alloy in the substructure of the dental capping is extremely durable.
  • E-max: Due to their slightly translucent properties, E-max crowns blend perfectly with your natural teeth.
  • Zirconium: Due to the slightly translucent nature of the material, the crown will have the same natural appearance as the patient's existing natural teeth. Zirconium is a metal-free crown and has a more natural and aesthetic appearance than metal crowns.

Sanamentum offers varying types of dental crowns. The patient and doctor can choose one of these according to the functionality and the physical desire of the patient. The crowns are made out of different materials, so they all have diverse characteristics. Some have different colours that may stand out, such as gold or silver. Below you can see the different dental crown types Sanamentum offers:

Porcelain Crowns

Porcelain crowns are closely resembling the natural appearance of the teeth, making them the most preferred version of dental crowns. The colour and structure of porcelain dental crowns in Turkey mimic the natural yellowish colour of your teeth. Additionally, porcelain capped teeth in Turkey is budget-friendly, which is especially beneficial for patients who plan on getting dental treatments abroad. Porcelain crown will not be noticeable and look the same as your other teeth. 

Zirconium Crowns

Zirconium crowns are especially preferred by patients who are having problems with their front teeth. The reason behind this is the natural colour of the zirconium crown that blends in with the other teeth and the biocompatibility of zirconium. Zirconium porcelain crowns are very suitable and are less likely to cause any allergic reaction out of all full crown types. 

Monolithic Crowns

Monolithic crowns are totally made out of zirconium unlike zirconium crowns, which include porcelain substances as well. The downside of monolithic crowns is that their colour does not quite blend in with the rest of the teeth. They have an opaque colour and may stand out. However, the benefit of monolithic crowns is that they are really durable and stable. People who suffer from grinding problems can prefer monolithic crowns since they do not get fractured easily. 

Metal Crowns

Metal crown teeth come in metallic colours such as gold or silver. They are usually made out of nickel, or in rare cases even out of gold or silver. Their material is very durable, thus, they are usually preferred by patients who want stability in their posterior teeth. Even though they are made out of very strong material, they stand out from the rest of the teeth and are rarely preferred for front teeth. 

Dental Crown in Turkey

Turkey has become the crown treatment centre of the world due to its affordability and technical development. But there are some other reasons why so many people choose dental crowns in Turkey more than in other countries. Due to Turkey's geographical location, many patients from European countries, Gulf countries and North Africa come to visit our country for dental covers. But Turkey's geographical location is not the only reason for this interest. Patients who come to Turkey every year for dental crown treatment leave our country satisfied and happy.

When patients are asked about the services they have taken, turkey is top on the list as the best crowns place around the world, thanks to its correct use of developing technology, effective selection of crown types suitable for each patient and affordable price policy. The fact that crown prices are affordable and that the healthcare sector has technical equipment at international standards makes Turkey a preferred choice for foreign patients. So, you may ask “how much does a crown cost?” Comparing a tooth crown cost in other countries to the cost of a cap for tooth in Turkey, the huge gap can be clearly seen. Moreover, in countries like the UK or the USA, you have to wait an average of 2-3 months for an appointment to have a crown teeth procedure. In Turkey, however, you can make an appointment for a dental capping in a very short time.

With Sanamentum, one of the best clinics in Turkey and Istanbul, your dental treatment can also turn into a touristic and enjoyable trip. Sanamentum has become prominent as it offers you to turn your treatment into a breathtaking holiday with Turkey’s cultural and geographical richness, natural beauties, historical texture, restaurants, cafes and shopping malls.

For detailed and personalised information about our dental crown treatment, types of dental crowns and cost, you can simply fill out our contact form. You can also visit our gallery to see the incredible aesthetic crown results of our patients.

Dental Crown in Sanamentum

As Sanamentum, it is one of our missions to provide our patients not only with efficient and satisfying medical procedures but also with services that support the procedures. This includes the consultation we offer from the very beginning of the process, as well as our after-care that extends to one year after the operation. Thanks to our services, we are proud and happy to see our name at the top of the list when it comes to the best Turkey crowns clinics.

We are with you whatever you need throughout your entire health journey. As Sanamentum, we offer our patients not only a comfortable and high-quality health service but also our packages that include all the services necessary to make them feel at home in another country. Our patients stay in a 4-star hotel in the centre of Istanbul. All transportation from the airport to the hotel and from the hotel to the hospital is met with a VIP car. Our medical team provides patients with a host who will be by their side 24/7. Thus, they can feel extremely comfortable regarding dentist-patient communication, information and needs. As Sanamentum we provide our patients with the necessary medical equipment that will support their recovery period to have better results. We also provide a group discount for patients who bring their friends or family with them to get dental covers.

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Sanamantum partner cap dentist prepares a personalized treatment plan, taking into account each patient's condition, wishes and needs. They perform a detailed examination during the appointment to decide which technique to use. You can be sure that our partner cap dentist is highly experienced and trained in her field and that she takes special care of each patient. We welcome you to the best place for getting new crowns for teeth, namely Sanamentum, to receive the best quality service under hygienic conditions, using the latest technology products and tools.

As you may have noticed while searching for crown dental treatments, the most important result you come across is that Turkey offers more comprehensive packages at more affordable prices. However, being affordable does not mean compromising on quality. As Sanamentum, our biggest priority is to provide our patients with a smooth, comprehensive and enjoyable health journey with quality above world standards.

Dental Crown Sanamentum Dentist

At Sanamentum, we work with the best cap dentist along with the latest crown-teeth techniques and types. All treatments offered by Sanamentum are carried out in contracted health institutions with a health tourism authorization certificate. Our partner dentist’s top priority is that you have the most smooth and satisfying caps for teeth while feeling at ease. Dentist Zeynep graduated from Istanbul University Faculty of Dentistry in 1996 and is highly experienced and qualified in her field, performing hundreds of tooth caps per year. With her experience of over 26 years in dentistry, she touches the lives of every patient and shares their happiness with them.

She is also a member of a highly credited association, the Turkish Dental Association.  As she has performed more than 20.000 operations, she has specialised in every type of dental crown material. Thanks to her extensive knowledge, patient-oriented approach and excellent communication, she is the best cap dentist in İstanbul.  If you are unsure and think about “how is a crown done?“ or “what is teeth capping?”, you can have a free consultation by clicking the button below.

Dentist Zeynep

Dental Crown Turkey Cost

Turkey has earned its reputation as the most reputable destination for dental treatments and this is related to several key factors. One of the main reasons is that when it comes to the cost of crowns, turkey offers the most affordable prices, especially when compared to the other dental crown pricing. Other reasons include the experienced medical staff, the number of procedures performed annually, consistently achieved successful results and government incentives designed to promote medical tourism.  For people looking for a permanent solution to dental crown problem, other countries offer much higher prices and a longer waiting process.

As the leading dental treatment clinic, Sanamentum offers all-inclusive dental treatment packages including accommodation, transfers, a personal translator, and aftercare. It covers all your needs and everything will be arranged by your medical coordinator. Our well-equipped medical team consistently achieves thousands of satisfying dental results each year. You may look for an answer to the question “how much is a crown for a tooth?” Dental covers Turkey prices depend on different factors such as the practice of the medical team, the technology used, incentives provided by the government ministries, the number of sessions and so on.

Each patient has a personalized treatment plan. As Sanamentum, we believe that everyone should have access to quality health services and we are attentive to keeping the cost of teeth caps at a comprehensive and affordable level that reflects our perspective. If you are asking “how much does a crown cost?” in general, here is a comparative table to get an idea:

Dental Crowns Costs

Dental Crowns Cost Turkey

Dental Crowns Cost UK

Dental Crowns Cost Europe

Dental Crowns Cost US

Dental Crowns

£150 – £220

£600 – £1,200

€450 – €1,000

$800 – $1,500

Zirconium Based E-Max Porcelain Crowns

£190 – £250

£1,200 – £1,800

€1,200 – €1,800

$1,000 – $1,600

Monolitic Zirconium Porcelain Crowns

£190 – £250

£600 – £800

€1,200 – €2,000

$1,000 – $1,500


Dental Crown Recovery and Results


One of the mostly-searched topics is the question “how long do zirconia crowns last?” The lifespan of a crown varies depending on multiple factors, including the crown material, the position of the crown in the mouth, the oral health of the patient. In general, dental crowns can be used for a period of 5 to 15 years. If properly cared for, it can last more than 20 years. Since old crowns need crown replacement, personal oral hygiene is crucial for maintaining a crown’s lifespan.

Porcelain and ceramic crowns have a longer lifespan than crowns made of metal. Especially the crowns that are replaced to the back teeth are subject to more wear and tear. Therefore, it may need to be replaced in a shorter time compared to getting a crown on front tooth. Brushing and flossing regularly can help extend the life of dental crowns. In addition, avoiding habits such as teeth grinding and clenching can protect crowns from possible damage. Another thing to consider is the skill and experience of the dentist who replaces the crown. A reliable and expert dentist can help extend the lifespan of the crown by ensuring it is placed properly.

Patients have to be careful and follow the instructions of their dentist to protect their new dental crowns. They should not eat hard and sticky food. Some examples of what they will not be allowed to eat are candy, ice cream, cereal, any kind of gum and anything that is hard to chew. We advise patients to eat soft and liquid food that does not require much chewing. It may take a few weeks to get used to your new dental crown. 

There are certain things our patients have to keep in mind;

  • Inform your doctor about any kind of chronic illness you have, such as diabetes. 
  • Do not eat or drink for three hours after the surgery.
  • Eat and hydrate before your appointment.
  • Take care of your teeth; oral hygiene is very important.
  • Chew with the other side of your mouth after the procedure.
  • Do not put pressure on your new crown.

Dental Crowns - An Overview 

Length of Procedure:

approximately 3-5 days depending on the number of dental crowns

Recovery Period:

1 – 2 days

Cavity Probability:

Low, dental crowns are not likely to decay


Local anaesthesia


Avoid hard foods, hot and cold drinks for a week

Potential Candidate:

Patients with chipped, misaligned and spaced teeth


No pain due to local anaesthesia

Post-dental Care:

The same care as your normal teeth


Yes, if well cared can last for many years.


Achieved immediately

Combination of Treatments:

Dental implants, gingivectomy, gingivoplasty


Our Patients' Comments on Trustpilot

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All-Inclusive Dental Crowns in Turkey Price Package

Here are the details of our all-inclusive dental crowns in turkey price package:

4-Star Hotel

It is important for us that our patients are comfortable during their stay in Istanbul. Sanamentum patients stay at a 4-star hotel that meets their every need.

Medical equipment, lotions

Sanamentum provides our patients with the necessary medical equipment that will support their recovery period to have better results.

VIP Transports

Our patients are transported with a VIP car during their stay in Turkey. The car also picks them up from the airport and drops them off for their departure.

Guarantee Certificate

Sanamentum secures every patient with a guarantee certificate so their minds are at ease. Any malfunction will be compensated by Sanamentum.

Personal Host

All our patients are assigned with a personal host who keeps them company to make thier experience better during their stay in Istanbul.

Group Discount

Sanamentum provides a group discount for patients who bring their friends or family with them to get dental crown surgeries. service icon

Aftercare Services

Sanamentum provides free aftercare services in the UK in order to maintain patients’ well-being in the post-operative process. Flight Tickets

Flight Tickets

Sanamentum provides maximum cost savings with free flight tickets. (available only for EU countries and England).

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Dental crowns are placed on top of teeth that are weak, fractured or discolored. The purpose is to cover these teeth to better their functionality and/or appearance.
No, the procedure is performed under local anesthesia, patients will not be able to feel anything. There might be minimal pain once the anesthesia wears off. However, it should not last long and go away in a few days.
A dental crown procedure consists of two appointments. In the first appointment, the measurements of the mouth are taken to prepare the dental crowns. The decayed tooth is cleaned and prepared for the next appointment. During the period between both appointments, patients will be provided with a fake tooth to cover the tooth beneath.
Dental crowns last around 5 to 15 years. It totally depends on your eating habits and the care you take of your teeth. If you have a good dental hygiene, your dental crown will naturally last longer.