Bridges and Crowns by DentoBeauty
What’s The Difference Between a Bridge and a Crown?
If you have three or more teeth missing in a row, or would like to replace an arch of your teeth, a bridge could be the perfect solution.
Bridges are a fixed prosthetic device that holds multiple teeth. They are ideally attached to the root of your natural teeth, however, if this is not possible, we will attach it to Dental Implants.
Crowns are porcelain shells used to replace the top of a single tooth.
Crowns are useful for saving the natural root of teeth that have fractured, discoloured, require filling where not enough tooth material is available, or have had a Root Canal Treatment. They may also be used in combination with Implants.
Although different devices, they both have the same aim; to fill the gap in your smile and prevent surrounding teeth from growing out of alignment.
How We Fix Bridges and Crowns
Your bridge or crown needs to be held securely in your mouth.
Unlike Full and Partial Dentures, bridges and crowns are fixed in place and can only be removed by a dentist. This allows you to eat normally and stops them falling out.
Ideally we’d like to attach your bridge or crown to your original teeth. This requires a healthy root and enough tooth material above the gum to be filed down to what is called an abutment. If this is not possible, we will use one or more Implants.
You can read more about our Dental Implants here.
We can also replace an entire arch of your mouth, top, bottom or both, and these will be held by an “all-on-four” or “all-on-six” setup. This means using either four or six implants to hold your full arch bridge in place.
Having Your Bridge Or Crown Fit
If you want to fix your smile with a bridge or crown, it all begins with an initial consultation at our Essex dental clinic.
When you come in for an initial consultation, we’ll go through the options available to you, and if a bridge or crown is the best option, we’ll book you in for treatment.
If you require Dental Implants these will be done first. If we’re able to use your original teeth, these will be filed down to abutments at your first treatment.
A mould is then taken of your mouth and sent to our dental milling partners. They will create your new bridge or crown, in the perfect colour and shape to match your surrounding teeth.
This process takes around five working days, during which time you will be given temporary crowns to cover the abutments in your mouth.
Once your bridge or crown is sent back to us, we’ll invite you in for fitting.
Teeth Whitening Prices
|Porcelain Bonded Crown||£490|
|Post and Core||£120|
|Bridge – Metal Frame – Per Unit||£500|
|Bridge – Metal-Free Frame – Per Unit||£600|
|All on 4/6 – One Arch||£13,000|
|All on 4/6 – Two Arches||£25,000|
Your Bridge or Crown Consultation
Your initial consultation to have a bridge or crown will be at the DentoBeauty clinic:
26 London Road, Grays, Essex, RM17 5XY
We offer free parking to clients in our car park behind the DentoBeauty clinic. This is accessible from Brooke Road opposite the entrance to Grays High Street.
If our car park is full, we’ll happily pay for your parking for the duration of your pre-booked appointment.
Please arrive at least 5 minutes early for your appointment so we can get you booked in and in the chair on time.