Crowns and Bridges

Crowns and bridges are made from porcelain or porcelain bonded to a precious metal.
The crown fits right over the remaining part of the tooth, making it strong and giving it the shape and contour of a natural tooth. Crowns are sometimes also known as ‘caps’. Crowns are made of a variety of materials and new materials are being introduced all the time. Here are some of the options available at present:
  • Number of visits
  • 2
  • Prices from
  • £430 per unit
Crowns are made from porcelain bonded to a precious metal. A precious metal base is made and layers of porcelain are then applied over it.

Fully Porcelain crowns 

This is definitely one of the most popular type of crown used nowadays. They are entirely made of porcelain material.The new porcelain crowns are almost as strong as bonded crowns when fitted and can look very natural and are most often used for front teeth.

Zirconium Crowns 

The look of zirconium crowns and bridges is so close to natural teeth that it is hard to tell the difference and it is this quality which makes it very useable within dental work.

Zirconium crowns and bridges are so strong they can be used anywhere in the mouth. These crowns can withstand the biting pressure of the front teeth as well as back teeth grinding.

If you’re looking to get zirconium crowns, you’ll receive the benefit of the highest aesthetic look as well as having indestructible material that can withstand the test of time. (Price from £550 per crown)

Porcelain Bonded Crowns

Porcelain fused-to-metal (PFM) crowns are another widely used type of dental crowns. They provide both strength (due to their metal structure) and aesthetics (due to the porcelain coat that covers the cap).

Gold Crowns

Gold crowns are made of a combination of gold, copper and other metals, a technique that has been in existence for over a hundred years. As aesthetics has become more of a factor, the use of gold is declining and gold crowns are mainly used in back teeth. Gold crowns seals well to prevent leakage and recurrent tooth decay.They are also highly resistant to corrosion, fracture and wear due to its strength.