Crowns and Bridges
- £180 (porcelain fused) or £316 (pure ceramic)
- We use Metal-free zirconia – The best crown / bridge material in the world today
- Your crowns or tooth bridges will be completed in 1 short visit of 4 working days
Cosmetic dentistry prices for tooth crowns and bridges certainly aren’t going to decrease soon, but it doesn’t mean that you can not soon be on the way to taking an action that will change what and how you eat, and even how you look and smile. By requesting a free quote for porcelain crowns and dental bridges with a simple dentistry treatment plan, you can start fixing your problem as early as today
WHAT ARE PORCELAIN CROWNS?
A tooth crown (commonly know as tooth caps) is a porcelain cap made from pure ceramic placed over a carefully prepared natural tooth or dental implant. Once the crown is permanently cemented, your smile and chewing ability is like that or even better than your natural teeth. It is used in the case of tooth restoration, for teeth that has gone past the stage of protection by simple white fillings or inlays / onlays, or for extensive cosmetic changes to a person’s smile. There are 2 commonly used types of crowns, porcelain-fused and all-ceramic.
£180 TOOTH CROWN – PORCELAIN FUSED
A metal core forms the interior and the basis for exterior porcelain. The metal creates the strength that functions like your natural teeth and the exterior porcelain ensures that the colour and shape matches your existing teeth naturally. For this type of tooth crown or a tooth bridge made up of this type of ceramic bridgework, 2 overnight visits are needed with 2 weeks between them.
£316 ALL CERAMIC CROWNS
This special type of crown is made from a porcelain-like material called zirconium oxide. Next to your natural teeth, it is almost impossible to differentiate which are your natural or zirconium oxide teeth, due to their translucency the crowned teeth do not seem darker but much more natural when taken with a flash camera. They also save you from the “grey rim” – sometimes you may notice on older people with porcelain fused crowns, that they have a grey rim around the top. This happens when the gums recede with old age. Also if you have metal allergy or concerns about metals, the zirconium oxide crown is highly recommended. This crown or bridgework made from Zircon crowns can be completed in just one visit of 4 working days with us.
THE TOOTH CROWN PROCEDURE AND TREATMENT STEP BY STEP
Regardless of whether you choose the 2 visits or one visit option, the tooth crown procedure is divided up into the following steps:
VISIT 1 (allow 2-4 hours for this first dental session)
- OPG X-ray & consultation session with the dentist ending with a treatment plan being agreed on
- Painless local anesthetic is given
- The dentist then reshapes your natural tooth / teeth to fit the crowns or bridgework needed.
- The dentist then consults with you, determining the color, bite, length and shape of the crowns that you want.
- The dentist then makes impressions of your teeth and the mould is sent to or on site digital dental laboratory
- Temporary crowns or bridgework is then usually fitted during the time that the crowns are being prepared in the dental lab.
VISIT 2 (allow 2-4 hours for this last dental session)
- The dentist removes your temporary crowns
- He then fits and cements the new crown or bridgework on your teeth or dental implants.
- You then both check to see if the crown perfectly fits your bite and overall desired look.
PORCELAIN DENTAL BRIDGEWORK
You can replace one, two, three or four missing teeth next to each other with a porcelain crown bridge. A bridge permanently connects two existing (natural or implanted) teeth, filling in the area left by a missing a tooth or two, three or four teeth. The two ends of the bridge are anchored to natural or implanted teeth. The materials used for creating a bridge are a custom shade of porcelain chosen by you to match your surrounding teeth.
The crowns hold the bridge, and the existing (natural or implanted) teeth, on each side of the missing one(s), hold the crown. The teeth on both sides of the missing one(s) must be prepared as crowns, which will serve as abutments to hold the replacement teeth in place.
Although a bridge can in theory replace even more than 2 missing teeth next to each other, we generally recommend one or two dental implants. A bridge combined with dental implants will result more strength, comfort and a longer lasting solution than a bridge in itself.
The bridge is priced according to “points” which are the same cost as crowns, either porcelain fused or zirconia. Each point is a tooth or missing tooth. The time for preparing a crown bridge is exactly the same as that of single crowns, as the process for making it is exactly the same. For any unanswered question, send us an e-mail.