Dental Crowns and Bridges

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Procedure Description

Dental crowns and bridges are prosthetic dental devices used to restore, protect, or replace damaged or missing teeth. A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap placed over a damaged tooth, effectively covering the tooth to improve its appearance and functionality. Crowns are often recommended for patients who have undergone root canal therapy, have large fillings, or suffer from cracked or severely discolored teeth. A dental bridge, on the other hand, fills the gap left by missing teeth. A typical bridge consists of two or more crowns anchoring a false tooth, or teeth, in the middle. Bridges are especially beneficial for individuals who have lost one or more teeth due to decay, trauma, or aging.

The need for dental crowns and bridges varies from patient to patient. While crowns are ideal for restoring the shape, size, and strength of a single tooth, bridges are effective for restoring the integrity of your bite and maintaining the shape of your face. Both procedures also help in preventing further oral issues, such as misaligned teeth or bite problems, that could occur due to gaps or damaged teeth. These prosthetic solutions are not just cosmetic enhancements; they also contribute to better oral health and overall well-being.

Given that dental crowns and bridges are common dental procedures, they are widely performed globally. Their popularity stems from their ability to effectively tackle a variety of dental issues, offering patients restored functionality and aesthetics. However, the options for materials—ranging from porcelain and ceramic to gold and metal alloys—vary depending on the patient's needs and budget.

Procedure Duration

The process of getting dental crowns or bridges usually involves multiple appointments. During the first visit, your dentist will prepare the tooth or teeth that will receive the crown or bridge. This involves reshaping the tooth by removing part of the enamel to make room for the crown. Impressions are taken, and temporary crowns or bridges are fitted. It generally takes about two to three weeks for the laboratory to create the permanent crown or bridge.

The second visit involves fitting the permanent prosthetic. Your dentist will remove the temporary crown or bridge, clean the tooth, and then cement the permanent crown or bridge in place. In some advanced dental clinics, computer-aided design and manufacturing (CAD/CAM) technology allows for the creation and fitting of crowns within a single visit. However, not all clinics offer this, especially if you are considering medical tourism for the procedure. The recovery time post-procedure is minimal, often requiring just a few days for any residual soreness or sensitivity to subside.

Overall, you can expect to spend a few hours across multiple visits for conventional methods or potentially just one day for clinics with advanced technology. The additional days would be required for recovery, adjustment, or any follow-up visits to ensure the prosthetic fits well and functions as it should.


  • Cost Savings: Traveling abroad for dental crowns and bridges can offer significant cost savings, even when factoring in travel expenses.
  • Expertise and Specialization: Some countries are renowned for their advanced dental care facilities and specialized dental professionals.
  • Cutting-Edge Technology: Opting for treatment abroad may grant access to the latest dental technologies and techniques not yet available in your home country.

Potential Destinations

  • Thailand: Known for high-quality dental services at a fraction of Western prices.
  • Mexico: Especially popular among North Americans for its proximity and affordable, yet high-quality, dental services.
  • Hungary: Dubbed the "Dental Capital of Europe" for its specialized clinics and expert professionals.

Risks & Considerations

  • Quality of Care: While many facilities abroad offer exceptional care, quality can vary.
  • Follow-up and Aftercare: Overseas treatment may make follow-up visits challenging.
  • Language Barriers: Communication may become an issue if you and your dental professionals do not speak the same language.

How to Choose the Right Doctor and Hospital

  • Accreditations and Certifications: Look for clinics that hold international or reputable national accreditations.
  • Reviews and Testimonials: Past patient experiences can offer valuable insights into the quality of care you can expect.
  • Consult Multiple Sources: Don't rely solely on the clinic’s marketing material; seek unbiased information to make an informed decision.

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Patients are advised to seek hospitals that are accredited by Global Healthcare and only work with medical tourism facilitators who are certified by Global Healthcare Accreditation or who have undergone certification from the Certified Medical Travel Professionals (CMTP). This ensures that the highest standards in the industry are met. GHA accredits the top hospitals in the world. These are the best hospitals in the world for quality and providing the best patient experience. Click the link to check out hospitals accredited by the Global Healthcare Accreditation:

Frequently Asked Questions

What actually happens during hyperstimulation of the ovaries?

The patient will take injectable FSH (follicle stimulating hormone) for eight to eleven days, depending on how long the follicles take to mature. This hormone is produced naturally in a woman’s body causing one egg to develop per cycle. Taking the injectable FSH causes several follicles to develop at once, at approximately the same rate. The development is monitored with vaginal ultrasounds and following the patient’s levels of estradiol and progesterone. FSH brand names include Repronex, Follistim, Menopur, Gonal-F and Bravelle. The patient injects herself daily.

What happens during egg retrieval?

When the follicles have developed enough to be harvested, the patient attends an appointment  where she is anesthetized and prepared for the procedure. Next, the doctor uses an ultrasound probe to guide a needle through the vaginal wall and into the follicle of the ovary. The thin needle draws the follicle fluid, which is then examined by an embryologist to find the eggs. The whole process takes about 20 minutes.

What happens to the eggs?

In the next step, the harvested eggs are then fertilized. If the sperm from the potential father, or in some cases, anonymous donor, has normal functionality, the eggs and sperm are placed together in a dish with a nutrient fluid, then incubated overnight to fertilize normally. If the sperm functionality is suboptimal, an embryologist uses Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection to inject a single sperm into a single egg with an extremely precise glass needle.  Once fertilization is complete, the embryos are assessed and prepared to be transferred to the patient’s uterus.

How are the embryos transferred back to the uterus?

The doctor and the patient will discuss the number of embryos to be transferred. The number of successfully fertilized eggs usually determines the number of eggs to be placed in the uterus. Embryos are transferred to the uterus with transabdominal ultrasound guidance. This process does not require anesthesia, but it can cause minor cervical or uterine discomfort. Following transfer, the patient is advised to take at least one days bed rest and two or three additional days of rest, then 10 to 12 days later, two pregnancy tests are scheduled to confirm success. Once two positive tests are completed, an obstetrical ultrasound is ordered to show the sac, fetal pole, yolk sac and fetal heart rate.


Built into this technology there is a microscope with a powerful camera that allows the uninterrupted monitoring of the embryo during its first hours of life. In this way, we can keep a close eye on the embryo, from the moment when the oocyte is inseminated and begins to divide into smaller and smaller cells, until it can be transferred to the uterus.

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