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Crowns in Kuta

The Ultimate Guide to Crowns in Kuta

Last fact-checked: 5 June 2019

Exploring the options of having dental crowns in Kuta, Bali Indonesia? Designed by skilled dentists, results are impressive and delight tourists visiting from all over the world, including Australia, New Zealand and the UK. 

Travelers often combine their dental treatment with a holiday to this stunning Indonesian island, and Kutu is one of the most popular coastal areas in Bali.

Water sports enthusiasts head here for its range of surfing opportunities and scuba diving excursions, while Kuta's nightlife scene is the busiest and best in Bali. Satisfy your appetite with delectable dishes sold in food stalls or try the amazing first-class restaurants in and around the town center, or further afield.

For dental tourists, visiting Kuta, or anywhere else in Bali, presents the opportunity to undergo important treatment at a reputable dentist for a much lower price - all while enjoying a holiday of a lifetime.

What Are Dental Crowns?

A crown is a tooth-shaped cap used to cover a tooth. The cap restores the size, shape, strength, and improves its appearance. A crown is used for the following:

  • Restore a cracked, broken, damaged tooth
  • Protect a weakened tooth
  • Hide a severely discolored tooth or cover an implant
  • Hold a dental bridge
  • Generally improve the appearance of a tooth

Crowns are made from various materials, like stainless steel, metal, porcelain fused to metal, all-resin, all-porcelain, all-ceramic, zirconia and even gold.

Following is a brief overview of these materials together with their pros and cons:

  • Stainless steel is prefabricated and used as a temporary option. It’s commonly used for children’s teeth because the treatment time is shorter compared to other materials.
  • Metal can withstand biting and chewing forces, but the color is quite noticeable which is why it’s best for back teeth.
  • All resin is cheaper but it’s prone to fractures.
  • The color of porcelain-fused-to-metal can replicate the appearance of the natural teeth. However, the porcelain section can chip. 
  • Zirconia or milled crowns are processed using hi-tech equipment and can be produced in one day.

Which Type of Crown is Best for Me?

Your dentist will assess which type of crown is best for you. They will review your oral health and check your teeth and mouth. Discuss your goals, budget, and preferences with your dentist and you'll be given a recommendation as to which is the best option for you.

What Is the Process Involved in Creating Crowns in Kuta?

Depending on your circumstance, the process of making crowns usually requires two trips to the clinic. The first visit involves examination and tooth preparation. On your next visit, the crowns will be placed on your Zirconia or milled crowns can be processed in just one day, using the latest CAD/CAM technologies.

How Much Do Crowns Cost in Kuta?

The cost of dental crowns in Kuta is around USD $300 (CAD $395; AUD $395; NZD $409; UK £230; EURO €268), depending on the type of material used.

Back home, one crown is more in the region of USD $1,150 (CAD $1,500; AUD $1,500; NZD $1,570; UK £900; EURO €1,000), meaning you can save close to a thousand on the treatment alone. 

Check out three of the leading clinics in Kuta, Bali below:

What About the Quality of the Dental Clinics in Kuta?

Clinics in Kuta, just like the ones listed above, adhere to international hygiene and safety standards and utilize the latest technology. A personalized treatment plan can be created to suit your needs and preferences.

Some of the dentists complete their studies and special training in the U.S and many of these are affiliated with organizations like Persatuan Dokter Gigi Indonesia.

To ensure the safety of all of our international clients, Dental Departures performs quality checks, which include on-site visits, verification of dentist qualifications and professional memberships, and gathering online testimonials and real patient reviews.

How Can I Book My Appointment?

Simply get in touch with Dental Departures here. Feel free to browse our website and look at the clinic photos, check out the dentist profiles, read patient reviews and compare prices. You can also book an appointment online at a dentist offering crowns in Kuta—it's free!

Sources: 

First Time in Kuta—What to Do. Hotels.com. 2019. http://www.bali-indonesia.com/kuta-beach/first-time.htm

How Does a Gold Crown Stack Up to Porcelain? Healthline. Website accessed 5 June 2019. https://www.healthline.com/health/gold-crown-tooth

Love, Jon. Dental Crowns & Tooth Caps: Costs, Procedure & FAQ. Electric Teeth. Website accessed 5 June 2019. https://www.electricteeth.co.uk/dental-crowns/

Persatuan Dokter Gigi Indonesia. pdgi.or.id

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This article is meant for information purposes only and is not intended to be dental advice or instructions for dental diagnosis or treatment. Please consult with your dentist or a qualified dental professional before starting or changing dental treatment.

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