What is a crown?
A crown is an artificial restoration that is made to fit over existing teeth in order to protect them or improve their cosmetic appearance. They are an ideal restoration for teeth that have been broken, weakened by decay or when the tooth has a very large filling. Crowns also give protection after a root canal treatment. They are made at the dental laboratory from porcelain or gold or a combination of these materials.
The crown treatment is usually carried out over two appointments. At the first, the tooth is prepared and impressions taken, which is sent to the dental laboratory. A temporary crown is fitted to protect the tooth whilst the crown is constructed.
At your second appointment, the crown is ‘tried in’, ensuring that it fits properly, looks aesthetically pleasing, and then finally cemented firmly into place.
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Veneers are bespoke, thin shells of tooth-coloured porcelain material that cover the front teeth to improve the appearance.
A restoration that is used to fix broken or decayed teeth; it is like a cap and sits on top of the existing tooth, up to the gum line.
Guaranteed results with either Zoom laser in-practice whitening or the Pola home teeth whitening system.
A tooth-coloured alternative to amalgam silver fillings. Learn more about white fillings.
Similar to fillings, but are used to mend larger back teeth cavities that have tooth decay or damage.
Cost of dental restorative work
|Restorative Work (laboratory based)|
|Bridges||from £550 / unit*|
|Onlays / Inlays||from £550*|
|Post & core||from £175|