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Veneers & Crowns

What are dental veneers?

Veneers are wafer-thin, custom made porcelain or composite resin shells that are cemented on to the front surface of a tooth by using dental cement to improve your appearance.

Why are dental veneers used?

Dental veneers are recommended if you have a chipped or worn tooth, misshapen teeth, stained or discoloured teeth and if you have large gaps between your front teeth. 

How is this procedure done?

The procedure depends on the type of veneers recommended. Composite veneers are fabricated in the dental clinic by your dentist and bonded onto your prepared teeth in a single visit. Porcelain veneers require two visits as the veneers are fabricated in a lab.  The front surface of the tooth will be prepared by your dentist on the first visit. It is prepared to an extent nearly equal to the thickness of a veneer. Then an impression of the prepared teeth will be made and sent to the lab for the veneer fabrication. Until your next appointment, the dentist will provide you with a temporary veneer. In the next visit, the veneer will be cemented on to your prepared teeth using special types of cement. Both veneers have their own benefits. Composite veneers are less expensive, easy to repair and require only a single visit to prepare several veneers. Whereas porcelain veneers are long-lasting and preserve its bright and translucent appearance of the teeth.

How much does this veneer procedure cost?

The cost of the veneer procedure depends on the type of veneer used. Composite veneers will cost you around INR1500-2000 per tooth and the porcelain will cost you more than INR 8000.

What is a dental crown?

A dental crown is a tooth-crown shaped cap that is mounted on a prepared tooth to reinstate its size, shape, appearance and to restore its normal function. 

When is a dental crown needed?

Dental Crowns are recommended if;

Your teeth have undergone root canal treatment.

The tooth is discoloured or deformed.

The tooth that was fractured due to trauma.

Your teeth have large decay to be filled.

You have undergone implant placement. 

You have lost a tooth and require a bridge

What are the various types of dental crowns?

Metal crowns:

Metal crowns are the most durable and long-standing crowns which can withstand hard biting and chewing forces. However it is aesthetically unpleasant and hence, it is suitable only for the molar teeth. 

Porcelain-Fused-To-Metal:

In these types of crowns, the inner part will be made of metal and an outer portion will be made of porcelain. These crowns have the dual advantage; metal which provides strength and porcelain natural teeth colour. Such crowns are preferred if you have aesthetic concerns but also wish to have durable metal crowns. However, the porcelain may wear off and metal will be visible at a later date. 

Ceramic Crown:

If you want a good natural-looking tooth without a metal portion in your mouth, especially for the front teeth, in such situations ceramic crowns are preferred. The ceramic crowns have good strength as well as it blends with your natural tooth colour.  However, these crowns shouldn’t be considered for molars because the forces applied while biting can wear down your teeth.

How is this Crown procedure done?

Ideally, it takes two visits for the process to complete. In the first step, the dentist will examine your mouth and do a tooth preparation procedure. And on the second visit, your dentist will fix a permanent crown on that prepared tooth. 

How much does it cost?

INR2000-INR 10,000 per tooth.

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You can request quotation from the listed hospitals

MGM Healthcare

New No 72, Old No 54 Nelson Manickam Road

Chennai

mCare Smart Clinic

Kinfra Hi Tech Park Kalamassery Kochi, Kerala 683503

Ernakulam

Narayana Speciality Dental Care and Maxillofacial Centre

Jamal complex Near Head Post Office College road

Palakkad

Mariyam Multi Specialty Dental Care

Trade Centre Building, Near Union Bank Mele Pattambi

Palakkad

Dr. Pranav's Dentcare

MM centre, opp.bombai hotel, Central bazar, Payyannur

Kannur

VKV Dental Clinic and Implant Center

Sreekanteswaram, thakaraparambu road, east fort

Thiruvananthapuram

I Dent Dental Clinic

Above mi stores, Calicut road, Mananthavady

Kozhikode

Rajagiri Hospital

Near GTN Junction, Chunangamvely Aluva, Kochi, Kerala

Ernakulam

A.J Hospital and Research Centre

National High Way 66, Kuntikana

Dakshina Kannada

Iqraa International Hospital and Research Centre

Wayanad Road, Malaparamba, Kozhikode, Kerala

Kozhikode

Aster MIMS Kottakkal

Malabar Institute of Medical Sciences Ltd Changuvetty, Kottakkal P.O, Malappuram

Malappuram

Aster MIMS Kannur

Chala east

Kannur

Aster MIMS, Calicut

Mini By-pass Road, Govindapuram P.O., Calicut

Kozhikode

Malabar Hospital

Eranjipalam Junction, Eranjipalam Kozhikode, Kerala

Kozhikode

Sreechand Speciality Hospital

Sreechand Speciality Hospitals Pvt ltd, Near SN park, Kannur Kerala - 670001

Kannur

Ananthapuri Hospitals

NH Byepass 66, Airport Road, Near Courtyard Garden

Thiruvananthapuram

Fathima Denta Care Kozhikode

Old Shanthi Hospital Complex, Airport Road, Ramanattukara

Kozhikode

Fathima Denta Care, Manjeri

Bisna Baderi’s Dental Clinic, Near Medical College, Court Road

Malappuram

Fathima Denta Care, Areekod

Vijaya Theatre Junction, Malappuram

Malappuram

Fathima Denta Care, Malappuram

KP Building, Near Sulu Medicals, Tirur Road

Malappuram

Fathima Denta Care, Athanikkal

U.City Road, Vallikkunnu, Malappuram

Malappuram

Fathima Denta Care, Mongam

CK Tower, Market Road (Olamathil Road), Malappuram

Malappuram

Fathima Denta Care, Olipram Kadavu

Opp. Cherusheripara Masjid, Kolakkattuchali, Malappuram

Malappuram

Fathima Denta Care, Pulikkal

Near BM Hospital, Malappuram

Malappuram

Fathima Denta Care, Kondotty

Erancholi Bazar, Bypass Road, Malappuram

Malappuram

Fathima Denta Care, Vazhakkad

Cheeni Bazar, Malappuram

Malappuram

Fathima Denta Care, Pallikkal Bazar

Pallikkal Bazar, Opp. Bus Stand, Malappuram

Malappuram

Fathima Denta Care, Mysore

Anzad Denta Care Ground Floor, Paraswathika Next to HDFC Bank Opp. Milk Diary Siddhartha Layout

Mysore

Fathima Denta Care, Feroke

Baba Denta Care Inside Baba Health Care Bsement, Apple Tower Opp. Bus Stand

Kozhikode

Fathima Denta Care, Palazhi

Opp. Hi-Lite Mall, Pala Thondayad Bypass Road Calicut

Kozhikode

Fathima Denta Care, Koduvally

Opp. KGM Gold Calicut

Kozhikode

Fathima Denta Care, Sulthan Bathery

1st Floor Aiswarya Mall Near SBI Bank PIN: 673592, Wayanad

Wayanad

Fathima Denta Care, Cheeral

near Muthoot Fincorp HS Road, Wayanad

Wayanad

KIMSHEALTH, Trivandrum

P.B.No.1, Anayara P.O, Trivandrum – 695029, Kerala, India

Thiruvananthapuram

Sunrise Hospital

Sunrise Hospital, Seaport – Airport Road, Kakkanad, Kochi 682 030, Kerala, India

Ernakulam

Kinder Multispeciality Hospital

Kinder Hospital, Kalamassery, Kochi-682033, Kerala, India

Ernakulam

KMC Hospital

opposite Jyothi Theatre, Balmatta, Mangalore, Karnataka 575019

Dakshina Kannada

VPS Lakeshore Hospital

NH-66 Bypass, near Police Station, Nettoor, Maradu, Kochi, Kerala

Ernakulam

Dr. Bhat's Nileshwar Dental Clinic

Chirammal tower ,above aiwa super market

Kasaragod

Ashirvad Hospital

Ashirvad Hospital Rd, Thavakkara

Kannur

Indiana Hospital

Pumpwell junction, Mahaveer Circle, Dakshina Kannada

Dakshina Kannada

Ortho Smile Craft

Sreekousthubham, BN4, Bapuji Nagar, Ulloor, Trivandrum

Thiruvananthapuram

Jay Jays Dental Clinic

Near Kadapakada Sports Club Kadapakada

Kollam

Johns Dental Care

85, lig colony Near st Augustine school Judges avenue

Ernakulam

Al Zehra Dental Care & Medical Laboratory

M.A.K building, 1st floor near Dhanya supermarket Elankulam jn Uliyakovil

Kollam