East Finchley
91 High Road, East Finchley, London, N2 8AG
Swiss Cottage
16 Harben Parade, Finchley Road, Swiss Cottage, London, NW3 6JP
020 3769 9445, 020 3411 4981
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Dental Crowns/Bridges

Dental Crowns

A crown is a type of dental restoration which completely caps a tooth.

Teeth that cannot be restored with traditional filling material may require a crown. A dental crown fits over the tooth to conceal the cracked, discoloured, injured, or chipped tooth. When the crown is cemented, it completely encloses the visible portion of the tooth.

When is a Dental Crown needed?

There are a number of conditions when a crown is required:
Dental crown placement

  • To restore the form, function and aesthetics of a tooth;
  • To improve the strength of a tooth;
  • To cover up a dental implant;
  • To protect the underlying tooth from any mechanical or thermal injury;
  • To keep a dental bridge in place.

Dental Crown procedure

1 – At your first visit, the dentist will take an X-ray of the tooth that is going to receive the treatment. In some cases root canal treatment is needed before crown’s placement procedure.

2 - The process begins by anesthetizing the gum tissues surrounding the tooth. Then the tooth is filed along the sides and the surfaces in order to get space for the crown.

3 - Once the reshaping is over, the impression is taken and sent to a dental laboratory. Usually the crown will be ready in two weeks time.

Permanent crown placing process

During the first visit to the dentist, you will get a temporary crown for use to protect your filed tooth.

4 – At your second visit to the dentist you will get the permanent crown. The temporary crown is removed and the permanent one is placed. If it is perfect then the crown is cemented permanently.

Generally, a tooth with the crown does not require any special care but it also does not ensure complete protection to the underlying tooth from infections and gum disease. Therefore brushing and flossing must be done regularly.

Types of crowns we offer

PFM or porcelain fused to metal crowns are hybrid between porcelain and metal crowns, what gives natural looking appearance. The best part of these crowns is the stability and strength. The price for that type of crown in our clinic is £390.

Zirconium crowns are the most durable and natural looking type of teeth crowns. This crowns are extraordinarily tough, translucent enough to be similar to natural teeth, absolutely metal free and  do not leave any black line at the gum level. The price for that type of crown in our clinic is slightly more expensive at £450.

Dental Bridges

Dental bridges are comprised of two crowns and one pontic (fake tooth/teeth between). 

A dental bridge may be necessary if you are missing one or more teeth, because time gaps can cause problems with your bite, or can deform the shape of your face.

Dental bridges literally bridge the gap created by one or more missing teeth.

What are the benefits of Dental Bridges?

Dental bridge

  • Restore your smile;
  • Restore the ability to properly speak and chew;
  • Allocate the forces in your bite properly by replacing missing teeth;
  • Maintain the shape of your face;
  • Prevent remaining teeth from drifting out of position.

What types of Dental Bridges are available in our Clinic?

  • Traditional bridge is the most commonly used. This type of bridge involves a crown for the tooth on either side of the missing tooth, with a pontic in between. The price for the PFM bridge unit is £390, and the zirconium unit is £450.
  • Cantilever bridge is used when you have teeth in only one side. In this case, the false tooth is anchored to one or more adjacent teeth in one side. The price for the PFM bridge unit is £390, and the zirconium unit is £450.

How long do Dental Bridges last?

With good oral hygiene, regular dental check-ups and professional cleaning, dental bridges can last between 5-7 years or even longer. 

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