Dental Crowns and Bridges
Dental crowns are an ideal restoration for teeth that have become damaged or weakened by decay or they can be used to improve the appearance of teeth with large dental fillings.
Dental crowns and bridges are made from a variety of different materials, dependent on the individual patients clinical, aesthetic and budget requirements
Traditional dental crowns are commonly made with a metal framework; these are very strong and will last many years, although after a period of time the metal framework can show through as grey around the gumline.
All ceramic dental crowns are a metal free modern alternative, providing more translucent aesthetics and natural appearance. Because all-ceramic dental crowns & bridges are non-metallic and biocompatible, this reducing the chances of any allergic reactions. The precise marginal fit ensures increased resistance to staining and decay, resulting in a longer lasting restoration.
How long does the treatment take?
You will require at least two visits to your dentist. After an initial consultation with your dentist to establish whether you’re oral and dental health is suitable for a dental crown, your dentist will prepare the teeth, take an impression and shade requirements. A temporary crown will then be fitted.
Your impression will then be sent to a dental laboratory where your new crown will be made, this takes about 5 - 7 days. On your second visit your dentist will fit your permanent crown.
How much does a dental crown cost?
A guideline cost for a dental crown would be £200 - £450 dependent on the crown and treatment type.
For more information on dental crowns and bridges please contact our Active Smile Dental Surgeries and speak to our patient care team.