Crowns & Bridges

Tooth Crowning

Dental crowns are artificial caps to your teeth which can help preserve them or improve their appearance. This can help repair physical damage, cosmetic issues, or act as a pre-emptive measure for natural tooth-loss. Applying a crown is a straightforward procedure that helps your teeth function as they should.

Dental crowns are professionally-crafted recreations of your teeth and make up three quarters of your tooth’s surface area. While crown work may be intimidating, our team are happy to work with you to across a series of consultations to ensure that you are fully prepared for the procedure and that your bespoke crown is constructed to the highest possible standards.

Crowns are often suitable for:

  • Improving discolouration of the tooth.
  • Protecting a tooth which has had a root filling.
  • Holding a denture or bridge in place.

At Monteiro Dental Clinic we offer the following types of crowns:

  1. Zirconia Crowns
    Zirconia crowns are the strongest dental crowns. They are made of zirconium. They provide great aesthetics and are strong and long-lasting.
  2. Porcelain Crowns
    Porcelain fused to metal crowns. They provide both strength (due to their metal structure) and aesthetics (due to the porcelain coat that covers the cap).

Bridge Work

A dental bridge uses a pontic – or false tooth – to fill a gap in your teeth. This is a flexible, potentially non-invasive solution that lets you add more than one ‘bridging’ prosthetic at a time, to help restore your smile and confidence.

They are usually made from porcelain to create a natural look. These are straightforward to deliver and can help renew your confidence and facial structure and allow you to eat and chew without pain or adjustment. Bridges are also extremely useful to prevent your teeth gradually drifting out of place, making them critical if orthodontics are important to you.

There are four main types of dental bridges:

  1. Traditional
    This usually involves a false tooth which is held in place by dental crowns that have been cemented onto each of the abutment teeth.
  2. Cantilever
    In this case, the false tooth is held in place by a dental crown which is cemented to only one neighbouring tooth. This is a great option for people who have few natural teeth.
  3. Maryland
    This bridge connects between two natural teeth on either side of the gap caused by the missing tooth or teeth.
  4. Implant-supported
    This is where dental implants are used instead of crowns – it is these implants which hold the bridge in place.

Some benefits of bridges include:

  • Expert consultation to help determine which treatment is best for you;
  • Hand crafted pontics to match your unique needs and shape;
  • Professional treatment to the highest professional and surgical standards;
  • High-quality aftercare from a team of multilingual professional team;
  • Follow up consultations to ensure that your bridge is correctly fitted and comfortable.

Prices

Porcelain Bonded Crown
£600
Full Porcelain Crown (Emax)
£700
Zirconia Crown
£700
Post
£100
Temporary Crown
£180
Cementation
£60

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