At SmileOne, our skilled and experienced dentists will always tell you the range of treatment options that are available to you. If you need to have teeth repaired or replaced; crowns and bridges are popular treatments that are painless and effective.
- Restore weak or missing teeth
- Improve the appearance of your teeth
- Improve your teeth's alignment and bite
- Improve your speech and eating
Treatment price: NHS (Band 3) £269.30 | Private from £500
Treatment time: 1 hour appointment + fitting time
Will crowns or bridges work for me?
Your dentist may recommend a crown to you if you have a chipped, broken or fragile tooth, or if your tooth already has a large filling but appears to require further work. Once your crown is fitted your tooth will be stronger and look more uniform alongside your natural teeth, giving you a straighter, more confident smile.
Your dentist may recommend bridges to fill a gap caused by missing or extracted teeth. They are securely attached to your natural teeth, so when fitted you will have a complete smile that looks entirely natural.
What to expect at my appointment?
You will need two appointments; at the first, an impression will be taken of the tooth that needs a crown. Your crown will take two weeks to be hand crafted to the shape of your mouth, at which point you will return for your second appointment to have the crown fitted.
If you feel that a bridge would benefit the health and appearance of your smile, you will need to come in for two appointments.
At the first appointment, your dentist will take impressions of your mouth and take a careful record of the colour of your surrounding teeth so that your bridge can be colour-matched and made to look like your natural teeth. At your second appointment your bridge will be fitted.
The most important step you can take to ensure the longevity of your crown is to practice good oral hygiene. Keep your gums and teeth healthy by brushing with fluoride toothpaste twice a day and flossing daily.
See your dentist or hygienist regularly.
Interested in crowns or bridges?
If you have damaged, decayed or missing teeth, contact our friendly team to arrange an appointment with one of our dental professionals to discuss all the crown and bridge treatment options available.
If your dentist recommends a crown or bridge they will be able to give you full details of what will happen at each stage and answer any questions you may have.
We can also advise you whether your procedure will be covered by the NHS or will need to be paid for privately.